Elected: 1966
Discipline: Unspecified at this time
Lord Alexander Robertus Todd OM HonFRSE
Alexander Todd was one of the country’s most distinguished organic chemists. His great contribution to the chemistry of natural products of metabolic importance was equalled by his role in determining science policy and in higher education. In much of his scientific research he was the leader of a group or groups in which he played a key part in day to day discussions with those involved, and his contribution was a major factor in the success of the work. His intuitive skills and management ability were equally effective outside the laboratory where he played an influential part as a member of many research funding bodies. He was in great demand on government advisory councils and in industrial circles on both research and higher educational matters.

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