Maurice Wilkins (1916 - 2004) is most well known for his achievements concerning the structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). He worked with Rosalind Franklin in 1952 to produce an x-ray diffraction image of DNA known as photo 51 which was used to work out the structure of DNA. In 1962 Maurice Wilkins, along with James Watson and Francis Crick, gained the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for determining the structure of DNA.
- ↑ BBC, Walsh F.The most important photo ever taken?. 2012 [cited 05/12/18]; Available from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18041884
- ↑ http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/online-resources/chemistry-in-history/themes/biomolecules/dna/watson-crick-wilkins-franklin.aspx