Casimir Funk Polish biochemist determined thiamin molecular structure

Casimir Funk – discoverer of thiamine

Article on Casimir Funk

Biography & contributions


Casimir Funk was born on February 23, 1884


Funk was a Polish biochemist


He conducted research on

  • Hormones
  • Diabetes
  • Ulcers
  • Biochemistry of cancer


In 1936 Funk determined the molecular structure of thiamin


He put forward the hypothesis that other diseases, like rickets, pellagra, sprue and scurvy could be cured by vitamins


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