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Leonor Michaelis

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Biochemist, born in Berlin, Germany. He was professor at Berlin (1908–22) and the Nagoya Medical School in Japan (1922–6), then went to the USA to Johns Hopkins University (1926–9) and the Rockefeller Institute (1929–40). He made early deductions on enzyme action, and is especially known for the Michaelis–Menten equation on enzyme-catalysed reactions.

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