Hartmut Michel

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Hartmut Michel

Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1988

Biochemistry curriculum at the universities of Tübingen and Munich. Ph.D. on light energy conversion in Halobacteria with D. Oesterhelt at the University of Würzburg in 1977. Postdoc there until 1979. Group leader in D. Oesterhelt’s department at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry at Martinsried near Munich from 1979 to 1987. Director at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt am Main from 1987 to 2022, since then leader of an emeritus group at the same institute. Nobel Prize of Chemistry in 1988 for the determination of the atomic structure of a photosynthetic reaction centre. This was the first structure determination of a membrane protein or of a membrane protein complex.
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