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Oliver Howe Lowry–The ‘Incorrigible Addict’ of Micro-Analytical Methods


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1 Department of Biotechnology, and Centre of Excellence of Nanotechnology, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Akaki Kality, Addis Ababa- 16417, Ethiopia
 

Oliver H. Lowry was a researcher with avant-garde passion for development of micro-analytical methods that later became his raison detre. This article attempts to bring out the life sketch of Lowry, the genius credited with, amongst other laurels, a research paper on protein estimation that has been the most cited in the publishing history. This note highlights the challenges and success stories, the personal and academic journey of Lowry in various institutions of repute, unparalleled contribution to the domain of biochemistry and nuances of his personality.
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Rocktotpal Konwarh
Department of Biotechnology, and Centre of Excellence of Nanotechnology, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Akaki Kality, Addis Ababa- 16417, Ethiopia

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Oliver H. Lowry was a researcher with avant-garde passion for development of micro-analytical methods that later became his raison detre. This article attempts to bring out the life sketch of Lowry, the genius credited with, amongst other laurels, a research paper on protein estimation that has been the most cited in the publishing history. This note highlights the challenges and success stories, the personal and academic journey of Lowry in various institutions of repute, unparalleled contribution to the domain of biochemistry and nuances of his personality.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18520/cs%2Fv117%2Fi12%2F2067-2068