Deisenhofer, Johann(dī`zənhō'fər), 1943–, German chemist, Ph.D. Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, 1974. He was a researcher at the Max Planck Institute until 1987 when he joined the staff at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In 1988, Deisenhofer was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with Hartmut MichelMichel, Hartmut
, 1948–, German biochemist, Ph.D. Univ. of Würzburg, 1977. Michel was the first person to reduce a photosynthetic action center, which is a four-protein complex, to pure crystalline form.
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, 1937–, German biochemist. After receiving his doctorate at Munich Technical Univ., he worked both there and at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry.
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