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Biological energy comes from the sun. Light energy harvested by photosynthesis in chloroplasts and phototropic bacteria becomes stored in carbohydrates and fats. This stored energy can be released by oxidative metabolism in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and used as fuel for other biological processes.

John Ernest Walker

I was a keen sportsman, and became school captain in soccer and cricket.

John Ernest Walker

In 1960, I went to St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, and received the B.A. degree in Chemistry in 1964.

John Ernest Walker

In 1995, I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

John Ernest Walker

My father was a stone mason, and a talented amateur pianist and vocalist.

John Ernest Walker

These studies resulted eventually in a complete sequence analysis of the complex from several species, and in the atomic resolution structure of the F catalytic domain of the enzyme from bovine mitochondria, giving new insights into how ATP is made in the biological world.

John Ernest Walker

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