Find the missing structures!
The British government is rushing to award the Nobel Prize for Chemistry because WW2 is currently underway and there is no telling what will happen. They want to make sure that the person who receives the price is worthy. You know that Dorothy Hodgkin is the person who is perfectly suitable for the prize, but you need to help her out by solving some chemistry puzzles first. She needs your help to finalize the structure of insulin and penicillin, solve all the puzzles and inform the government in time before they reach their decision. To reach them, you need the secret 5-digit letter code and a phone number hidden in the chemistry puzzles inside the room. When solved, players will be able to use these codes to reach the government and help Dorothy Hodgkin win the Noble Prize for chemistry!
British Biological Chemist. She has received a Nobel prize in chemistry.
Dorothy Hodgkin, born Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin, was born in 1910 in Egypt. Hodgkin developed a passion for chemistry from a young age and she studied it at University of Oxford in 1928. She graduated with distinction in 1932, becoming the third woman at the institution to achieve this. Whilst completing her PhD, she became aware of the potential of X-ray crystallography to determine protein structures. Through her years-work of research, she discovered the three-dimensional biomolecular structures. She also solved the structure of penicillin and first encountered vitamin B12, and created new crystals. One of her greatest accomplishments was discovering the structure of insulin using X-ray crystallography and computing techniques. Hodgkin also took part in the meetings in 1946 which led to the foundation of the International Union of Crystallography. Her work on the structure of biomolecules became an essential tool in structural biology.