Archer J.P. Martin

1 March 1910 - 28 July 2002

Biochemist - Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1952)

Archer John Porter Martin was a biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1952, for his work in developing partition chromatography, a technique for separating and identifying the various parts of complex chemical mixtures. The technique made it possible to isolate the individual amino acids and nucleic acids that are the basic building blocks of all living things.

Martin had difficulty learning to read as a child due to dyslexia.