In 1972 the Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry is founded and integrates the Cellulary Chemistry department. From 1974 to 1976 Feodor Lynen is the director of the new Biochemistry Institute. In addition, on January 1st in 1972 Feodor Lynen becomes the president of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker.
In 1930 Feodor Lynen enters the University of Munich to study Chemistry.
Feodor Lynen becomes an assistant professor.
After visiting primary school Feodor Lynen attends the Luitpold-Gymnasium in Munich.
In March 1937 Feodor Lynen earns his PhD under the supervision of Heinrich Wieland, who won the Nobel Prize 1927. Lynen's thesis is about the Toxic Substances in Amanita. He beomces engaged in biochemistry.
In 1942 Feodor Lynen becomes a biochemistry lecturer and department manager of the national laboratory of chemistry in Munich.
From 1937 to 1942 Lynen is a scholar of the 'Notgemeinschaft der deutschen Wissenschaft' at the chemical laboratory of the Bayrische Akademie der Wissenschaften. In 1941 he is promoted to the rank of a professor.
Together with Konrad Bloch Feodor Lynen wins the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries concerning the mechanism and regulation of cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism. With their works they establish a basis for the research of diabetes mellitus and arteriosclerosis.
Feodor Lynen and Eva Wieland, a daughter of his doctoral adviser, get married. Between 1938 and 1946 they have two daughters and two sons.
Briefly after his retirement Feodor Lynen dies in Munich, six weeks after an operation for aneurysm.
Feodor Lynen is born in Munich, Germany to his parents Frieda (née Prym) and Wilhelm Lynen.
Feodor Lynen becomes the director of the Max-Planck-Institute of Cellular Chemistry (now Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry), that is newly constructed and created for him.
Feodor Lynen shifts his interest towards biochemistry. He is chosen as a full member of the Bayrische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Feodor Lynen collaborates with Konrad Bloch and the two work for years on the determination of the production of animal cholesterol. Lynen describes the structure of acetyl-coenzyme A in detail and succeeds in the isolation of activated acetic acid from barmcells. In the late 1950's he demonstrates that biotine is needed for the production of fat.