The scientist was born with the full name Konrad Emil Bloch in Neisse, Germany, on January 21, 1912. He is a German-American biochemist. In 1930, Konrad Bloch entered the Technische Hochschule in Munich to study chemistry. After that, he accepted the position of Schweizerische Forschungsinstitut in Davos, Switzerland, before finally moving to the United States in 1936.
In America, Konrad Bloch enrolled at Columbia University and received his Ph. D. in biochemistry in 1938. Then, he taught at Columbia from 1939 to 1946. From there, he continued his studies at the University of Chicago, then Harvard University. There, he studied biochemistry.
In 1964, Konrad Emil Bloch received the Nobel Prize in medicine along with Feodor Lynen for their discovery of the mechanism and regulation of the metabolism of cholesterol and fatty acids.
In addition to receiving the Nobel prize, Konrad Emil Bloch also received the Fritzsche Award from the American Chemical Society (in 1964) and the Cardan Medal from the Lombardy Academy of Sciences (in 1965). Konrad Emil Bloch is also a Member of the American Chemical Society, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Konrad Emil Bloch died in Burlington, Massachusetts, on October 15, 2000 at the age of 88.