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I believe that we have been doing this not primarily to achieve riches or even honour, but rather because we were interested in the work, enjoyed doing it and felt very strongly that it was worthwhile. Frederick Sanger#Achieve 59
Frederick Sanger#Achieve 59
In this atmosphere I soon became interested in nucleic acids. Frederick Sanger#Acids 34
Frederick Sanger#Acids 34
I and my colleagues here have been engaged in the pursuit of knowledge. Frederick Sanger#Colleagues 60
Frederick Sanger#Colleagues 60
It was Neuberger who first taught me how to do research, both technically and as a way of life, and I owe much to him. Frederick Sanger#First 58
Frederick Sanger#First 58
After taking my B.A. degree in 1939 I remained at the University for a further year to take an advanced course in Biochemistry, and surprised myself and my teachers by obtaining a first class examination result. Frederick Sanger#Advanced 25
Frederick Sanger#Advanced 25
Influenced by him, and probably even more so by my brother Theodore (a year older than me), I soon became interested in biology and developed a respect for the importance of science and the scientific method. Frederick Sanger#Became 38
Frederick Sanger#Became 38
Until 1943 I received no stipend. I was able to support myself as my mother was the daughter of a relatively wealthy cotton manufacturer. Frederick Sanger#Able 35
Frederick Sanger#Able 35
And indeed this theme has been at the centre of all my research since 1943, both because of its intrinsic fascination and my conviction that a knowledge of sequences could contribute much to our understanding of living matter. Frederick Sanger#Centre 37
Frederick Sanger#Centre 37
Through art and science in their broadest senses it is possible to make a permanent contribution towards the improvement and enrichment of human life and it is these pursuits that we students are engaged in. Frederick Sanger#Art 13
Frederick Sanger#Art 13
I was married to Margaret Joan Howe in 1940. Although not a scientist herself she has contributed more to my work than anyone else by providing a peaceful and happy home. Frederick Sanger#Anyone 61
Frederick Sanger#Anyone 61
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