John E. Walker

John E. Walker

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Author Profession: English Scientist
Born: January 07, 1941
Age: 75 years old
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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I was a keen sportsman, and became school captain in soccer and cricket.

Biological energy comes from the sun. Light energy harvested by photosynthesis in chloroplasts and phototropic bacteria becomes stored in carbohydrates and fats. This stored energy can be released by oxidative metabolism in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and used as fuel for other biological processes.

My father was a stone mason, and a talented amateur pianist and vocalist.

In 1995, I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

These studies resulted eventually in a complete sequence analysis of the complex from several species, and in the atomic resolution structure of the F catalytic domain of the enzyme from bovine mitochondria, giving new insights into how ATP is made in the biological world.

In 1960, I went to St. Catherine's College, Oxford, and received the B.A. degree in Chemistry in 1964.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

The only thing that I can do is know that I have great confidence in raising children and being a great mother. Cheryl Tiegs

I can be a nice person, but if someone is messing with someone I care about, the tougher side comes out a little more. Daniella Alonso

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