Burbank resident and poet David Meyerhof received notice more than a year ago from the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology that an award had been established in honor of his grandfather, the late Otto Meyerhof, and the honor was given to its first recipient recently.
Otto David Meyerhof won the 1922 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine at the age of 38.
“One of the youngest to receive a Nobel Prize,” David Meyerhof said.
Four of his students went on to win Nobel Prizes and another discovered a vital molecule — ATP. Otto Meyerhof also wrote or co-wrote more than 400 papers in his lifetime.
“Otto never stopped working, despite the tremendous hardships that he and his family endured while escaping from the Nazis during World War II and surviving the Holocaust,” David Meyerhof said.