A NOBEL Prize-winning chemist, whose love of the subject was sparked by a toy chemistry set he had growing up in Cathcart, is in the running to be crowned Greatest Glaswegian.

Lord Alexander Todd was born in Glasgow in 1907, and 50 years later, he was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in nucleotides and nucleotide co-enzymes.

His pioneering work laid the foundations for research to establish the general formula of DNA.

Educated at Allan Glen’s School and Glasgow University, where he took his BSc degree in 1928, Lord Todd studied in Germany and England before returning to Scotland in 1934. He was knighted in 1954.

He has held a string of important roles at universities across the UK, and his work has gained him recognition around the world.

He held honorary doctorates from 11 universities and was a Fellow of the Royal Society.

He has won many awards, in addition to the crowning glory of the Nobel Prize, and has been an advisor to the Government on many occasions.

Could Lord Todd be your Greatest Glaswegian?

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Another citizen of the city who left an important legacy was suffragette Jessie Stephen.

Born in 1893 and growing up in a socialist family in Maryhill, Jessie was the eldest of eleven children.

She left school at 14 to get a job as a maid, where she organised fellow workers into the Scottish Federation of Domestic Workers in 1912.

By the age of 16 she was also vice-chair of the Independent Labour Party in Glasgow, and a militant member of the Women’s Social and Political Party (WSPU) who went on to work on the frontline of the suffragette movement with leader Sylvia Pankhurst in London.

(She was one of the women successful in smuggling Emmeline Pankhurst in a laundry basket past a police blockade to speak at a rally in Glasgow).

Jessie’s many roles included organiser of the Bermondsey Independent Labour Party, secretary of the National Federation of Women Workers, and vice-chair of the Ministry of Reconstruction.

In 1922, Jessie was the elected Labour councillor for Bermondsey and worked to improve public health in the borough. She was still only 29.

She travelled to the US in 1926 to speak to workers there and was instrumental in the formation of the Canadian Union of Domestic Workers.

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Back in Britain, she became a journalist and set up a secretarial agency. Jessie was the first ever woman president of the Trades Union Council and in 1978 she received an MBE. She died a year later.

Over the summer we have been revealing the names of 100 men and women who have put the city on the map through sport, science, politics, the arts and more.

Most were born here, some moved here to work or study and have since made the city their own, opening the eyes of others around the world to its strengths and successes; and others have made such an impact on Glasgow that, despite having been born elsewhere, they are inextricably linked with the city, its people, culture and ideals. Once all 100 have been announced, we will be opening our list up to a public vote.

Find out who else is in the running at eveningtimes.co.uk

The final two contenders will be revealed on Monday.