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Robert Huber

Robert HuberBorn: 20-Feb-1937
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Chemist

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Proteins of photosynthesis

German chemist Robert Huber advanced the technique called x-ray crystallography, and used it to determine the three-dimensional atomic structure of a photosynthetic reaction center, where photosynthesis takes place. With his colleagues Johann Deisenhofer and Hartmut Michel, he won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1988.

Father: Sebastian Huber (bank cashier)
Mother: Helene Huber (homemaker)
Wife: Christa Essig (m. 1960, two daughters, two sons)
Daughter: (b. 1961)
Son: (b. 1963)
Son: (b. 1966)
Daughter: (b. 1976)

    High School: Humanistisches Karls-Gymnasium, Munich (1956)
    University: BS Chemistry, Technical University of Munich (1960)
    Scholar: Crystallography, Technical University of Munich (1960-68)
    Lecturer: Crystallography, Technical University of Munich (1968-71)
    Teacher: Crystallography, Technical University of Munich (1971-76)
    Administrator: Director, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany (1971-2005)
    Professor: Crystallography, Technical University of Munich (1976-2005)

    GSS E. K. Frey Medal 1972
    GSBMB Otto Warburg Medal 1977
    Emil von Behring Medal 1982
    BBS Keilin Medal 1987
    GCS Richard Kuhn Medal 1987
    Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1988 (with Johann Deisenhofer and Hartmut Michel)
    Sir Hans Krebs Medal 1992
    Proteros Biostructures GmbH Co-Founder
    SuppreMol GmbH Co-Founder
    Member of the Board of mondoBIOTECH (2005-)
    Bayer AG Scientific Advisory Board, Bayer CropScience

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