Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Albrecht Kossel

16 September 1853, Rostock – 5 July 1927, Heidelberg

Starting in 1883, the physician and physiologist Albrecht Kossel was head of the chemistry department of the Physiological Institute at Berliner Universität's Medical Faculty; he was appointed as an associate professor in 1887. Almost ten years later he accepted a professorship at Universität Marburg.

Albrecht Kossel's field was physiological chemistry, especially the chemistry of tissues and cells.

In 1910 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his work on cell chemistry.