The University Of Sheffield
Krebs Festival

EXPLORING HIDDEN WORLDS
OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2015

About KrebsFest

EXPLORING HIDDEN WORLDS

KrebsFest is a celebration of the scientific research of Sir Hans Krebs, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1953, for his pioneering work at the University of Sheffield.

Our 2015 festival explored Krebs’ legacy through a series of public events and exhibitions, including talks from Nobel Prize winners.

KrebsFest used arts-science collaborations to bring scientific research to the public, communicating complex scientific messages through creative formats.

The festival has received national recognition for the innovative way it brought research to life – it was highly commended in the 2016 Public Engagement and Advocacy category at the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) awards.

CATCH UP: REDISCOVER KREBSFEST

Discover more about the impact of Sir Hans Krebs and experience the festival through the University of Sheffield’s iTunesU collection.

The collections includes interviews with leading Sheffield academics and international artist Luke Jerram, lectures by Nobel prize winning scientists, an animation of the Krebs cycle and the amazing Krebs rap.

KrebsFest on Sheffield iTunesU


krebsTHE WORK OF SIR HANS KREBS

Sir Hans Krebs was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1953 for discovering the citric acid cycle, also known as the Krebs cycle, while working at the University of Sheffield. The cycle explains one of the most fundamental processes of life: the conversion of food into energy within a cell.

Krebs was born in Hildesheim in northern Germany in 1900. He followed in his father’s footsteps and studied medicine before deciding his future lay in research rather than medical practice. Krebs, who was Jewish, left Germany in 1933 after he was dismissed from his post at the University of Freiburg following Hitler’s rise to power. He initially worked at the University of Cambridge before he took up a post at the University of Sheffield in 1935 where he worked for 19 years.

An introduction to Sir Hans Krebs: watch on Sheffield iTunesU