Deceased Academicians

Luis Federico Leloir


Luis Federico Leloir

Date of birth 06 September 1906

Place Paris, France (Europe)

Nomination 22 April 1968

Field Biochemistry

Title Professor of Biochemistry, Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquimicas 'Fundación Campomar', Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nobel laureate in Chemistry, 1970

Place and date of death Buenos Aires, Argentina † 02 December 1987

  • Biography

Summary of scientific research
Dr Luis F. Leloir has for several years been working on the studies of the biosynthesis of saccarides such as trehalose, sucrose, sucrose-phosphate, glycogen and starch. 
Nucleotide diphosphate sugars act as donors of monosaccharide in these processes. The biosynthesis of glycoproteins has also been studied. In this process it was found that dolichol phosphate is involved.