Reference numberEC/1945/19
Previous numbersCert XV, 115; A56722
TitleStephenson, Marjory: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed. List of publications mentioned in citation is not attached to certificate.
CitationDistinguished as a biochemist particularly in the field of bacterial metabolism. Basing her work mainly on the study of "resting" bacteria she was able, with Quastel, to throw new light on the metabolism of anaerobic organisms. Later she discovered the enzyme hydrogenase, which activates molecular hydrogen, and studied its reactions. She showed that Bact coli can develop an enzyme (hydrogenlyase) which decomposes formic acid to carbon dioxide and hydrogen, and was led by this discovery to contribute further to the general problem of adaptive enzymes. Recently, with Gale, she has greatly advanced knowledge of bacterial deamination. Mention should also be made of her important book on Bacterial Metabolism.
In her work over the past 20 years Miss Stephenson has not only shown personal originality but has trained a number of pupils who have continued to distinguish themselves in the subject.
List of publications attached.
ProposersFrom General Knowledge. C H Andrewes; P Bruce White; S P Bedson
From Personal Knowledge. C R Harrington; Paul Fildes; D Keilin; A C Chibnall; Malcolm Dixon; J F G Hopkins; H W Florey; J B S Haldane; E Mellanby; W E Gye; J C G Ledingham; J W McLeod; Joseph A Arkwright; W W C Topley; J H Quastell
Access statusOpen

Stephenson, Marjory: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA8092Stephenson; Marjory (1885 - 1948)1885 - 1948
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