DNA knowledge

  • Gregor Mendel

    Gregor Mendel
    Mendel cross pollinated pes and realized the peas' DNA lined up and followed a certain pattern.
  • Friedrich Miescher

    Friedrich Miescher
    Friedrich was born on August 13, 1844. He discovered DNA. He was the first researcher to isolate and identify nucleic acid.
  • Frederick Sanger

    Frederick Sanger
    Sanger was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1958 and 1980. He is know for the sequence of insulin by amino acids. He is also known for his method of sequencing DNA.
  • Fredrick Griffith

    Fredrick Griffith
    He became famous in 1928 for an experiment he thought would help others point out that DNA is a molecule of inheritance. He did this experiment by using mice and two types of pneumonia.
  • john sulston

    john sulston
    Sulston played a leading role in the human genome project. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2002
  • Ewrin Chargaff

    Ewrin Chargaff
    Erwin Chargaff- noticed patterns in DNA bases in the 1940s. He noticed that the amount of adenine was almost equal to the amount of thymine and the amount of guanine was almost equal to cytosine.
  • Oswald Avery

    Oswald Avery
    Avery is best known for discovering that DNA is the material of which genes and chromosomes are made, in 1944.
  • Maurice Hugh Fredrick Wilkins

    Maurice Hugh Fredrick Wilkins
    His biggest contribution to society was he discovered the structure of DNA in 1951. He made the first accurate, detailed model of DNA.
  • Hershey and Chase

    Hershey and Chase
    They conducted an extraordinary experiment in 1952 that helped to convince the world that DNA was genetic material. Hersey won a Nobel Prize for his insights into the nature of viruses in 1969.
  • Rosalind Franklin

    Rosalind Franklin
    Rosalind Franklin was best known for her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA. This led to the discovery of DNA Double Helix.
  • Watson and Crick

    Watson and Crick
    They discovered the structure of DNA.
  • Thomas Morgan

    Thomas Morgan
    He proved that genes or genetic material is carried on chromosomes by his experiments with fruit flies.
    In 1993 he was awarded the Nobel prize for his discoveries concerning the role played by the chromosome in heredity.