Lynen, Feodor Felix Konrad (1911–1979)
German biochemist who shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
with Konrad Bloch for research into
the metabolism of fatty acids and cholesterol.
He helped to ascertain the mechanism of fatty-acid breakdown and explain
the pathway of the biosynthesis of several compounds, including natural
rubber and cholesterol. He was also the first to isolate acetyl coenzyme
A, important for the process of respiration.