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Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen
Born6 April 1911
Munich, German Empire
Died6 August 1979(1979-08-06) (aged 68)
Munich, West Germany
NationalityGerman
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1964)
Fellow of the Royal Society[1]

Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen ForMemRS (6 April 1911 – 6 August 1979) was a German biochemist.

He is best known for his discoveries with the mechanism and regulation of cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism.[2] He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1956 "for their discoveries concerning the mechanism and regulation of the cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism". He shared the prize with Konrad Bloch.[3]

He died in Munich, Germany on 6 August 1979 six weeks after he had an operation for an aneurysm.[4] He was married to Eva Wieland, and they had five children.[3]

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This person won a Nobel Prize