Edward Penley Abraham, CBE, FRS (Southampton, June 10, 1913 – 8 May 1999) was a biochemist instrumental in the development of penicillin. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge, known simply as The Royal Society, is a Learned society for science that was founded in 1660 Southampton ( IPA /ˌsaʊθˈhæmptən/ is the largest city in the county of Hampshire, on the south coast of England Events 1190 - Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the Sally River while leading an army to Jerusalem Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 589 - Reccared summons the Third Council of Toledo 1450 - Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes in living Organisms It deals with the Structure and function of cellular components such as Penicillin (sometimes abbreviated PCN or pen) is a group of Beta-lactam antibiotics used in the treatment of Bacterial Infections 
He attended King Edward VI School, Southampton before achieving a First in Chemistry at The Queen’s College, Oxford. King Edward VI School, often referred to as King Edward's or simply KES, is a selective independent day School located in Southampton The British undergraduate degree classification system is a grading scheme for Undergraduate degrees ( Bachelor's degrees and some Master's degrees Chemistry (from Egyptian kēme (chem meaning "earth") is the Science concerned with the composition structure and properties The Queen's College, founded 1341 is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.
After completing his doctorate in Oxford, Abraham took up a position at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the The Sir William Dunn School of Pathology is a Department within the University of Oxford.
He became part of a research team led by Professor Howard Florey responsible for the development of penicillin and its medical applications. Howard Walter Florey Baron Florey, OM, FRS, ( September 24, 1898 &ndash February 21, 1968) was an Australian Sir Edward was specifically involved in the purification process and determination of its chemical structure. Chemical structure refers to Molecular geometry, Electronic structure and Crystal structure. Florey formally recognised Abraham’s work in 1948 by nominating him to be one of the first three “penicillin” research Fellows at Lincoln College, Oxford. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Lincoln College (in full The College of the Blessed Mary and All Saints Lincoln) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford He was a Fellow of Lincoln until his retirement in 1980.
Abraham was the recipient of many awards over his lifetime, including a CBE in 1973 and a knighthood in 1980. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Knight is the English term for a social position originating in the Middle Ages. He was elected to the fellowship of the Royal Society in 1958. The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge, known simply as The Royal Society, is a Learned society for science that was founded in 1660
He died in May 1999, in Oxford, following a stroke. He was survived by his wife, Asbjörg. 
He was a noted biochemist, his work on antibiotics producing great clinical advances. In modern usage an antibiotic is a Chemotherapeutic agent with activity against Microorganisms such as Bacteria, fungi or Protozoa His principal work was concerned with the development of penicillin, and also later cephalosporin, an antibiotic capable of destroying penicillin-resistant bacteria. The cephalosporins (ˌsɛfələˈspɔrən/ /ˌkɛfə- are a class of β-lactam antibiotics. The Bacteria ( singular: bacterium) are a large group of unicellular Microorganisms Typically a few Micrometres in length bacteria have These vital drugs are now used extensively in the treatment of various infections, including pneumonia, bronchitis, septicaemia and infected surgical wounds. An infection is the detrimental Colonization of a host Organism by a foreign Species. Pneumonia is an inflammatory illness of the Lung. Frequently it is described as lung Parenchyma / alveolar inflammation and abnormal Bronchitis is an Inflammation of the Bronchi. More specifically it may refer to Acute bronchitis, caused by viruses or bacteria and lasting Sepsis is a serious medical condition characterized by a whole-body inflammatory state (called a Systemic inflammatory response syndrome or SIRS caused
Through the registration of the patent on cephalosporin, he was able to generate a regular income, which he devoted almost entirely to the establishment of a charitable trust for the support of biomedical research. A patent is a set of Exclusive rights granted by a State to an inventor or his assignee for a fixed period of time in exchange for a disclosure of an By the end of the twentieth century, the E. P. Abraham Research Fund had donated more than £30m to the University of Oxford, mainly to the Dunn School of Pathology and to Lincoln College. The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the Two recent Oxford buildings — the Edward Abraham research building (on South Parks Road) and the Lincoln EPA Science Centre (on Museum Road) — are named after him. Oxford is currently bidding for the 2010 Wikimania Conference Oxford () is a city, and the County town of Oxfordshire, South Parks Road is a road in Oxford, England. It runs east-west past the main Science Area of the University of Oxford, where many of the Museum Road is a short road in central Oxford, England. It leads to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Radcliffe Science