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Hartmut Michel

Biochemist
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Scientists
Residence: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Country: German
BirthDay: 18 July 1948
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BIOGRAPHY

Hartmut Michel was bornon 18 July 1948 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, German, is Biochemist. Hartmut Michel is a German biochemist who was conferred with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1988 for finding success with the crystallization of membrane proteins and elucidation of the three-dimensional structure of the photosynthetic reaction centre from the purple bacterium Rhodopseudomonas viridis. He shared the prize with Robert Huber and Johann Deisenhofer. Photosynthesis is the most important chemical reaction in the world. Research conducted by Hartmut Michel, Robert Huber and Johann Deisenhofer helped in achieving a major breakthrough that helped in the understanding of the light reaction in photosynthesis. Apart from his work in the photosynthetic reaction centre, Michel was the first to observe the three-dimensional crystals in the membrane protein bacteriorhodopsin. In 1981, he became the first scientist to crystallise a membrane complex, the photosynthetic reaction system, and thereby make it accessible to X-ray structure analysis. His pioneering work has found application in various fields including medicine. Currently, he serves as the Director of the Department of Molecular Membrane Biology at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt am Main and as an Adjunct Professor at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main.

TIMELINE
1989

Furthermore, since 1989, he is serving as the adjunct professor at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main

1987

He, however, accepted the position of a Director at the Department of Molecular Membrane Biology at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt am Main where he has been working since 1987

1982

In 1982, Michel collaborated with Robert Huber and Johann Hans Deisenhofer

1981

After several failed attempts, Michel finally found success in 1981 when he obtained the first crystals of the photosynthetic reaction centre from the purple bacterium Rhodopseudomonas viridis

1980

In 1980, for four months, Michel worked at the MRC in Cambridge, England, together with Richard Henderson, performing X-ray experiments

1979

It was in 1979 that Michel observed the first real three-dimensional crystals of bacteriorhodopsin after much effort

1974

After receiving his diploma in 1974, Michel worked at the Dieter Oesterhelt’s laboratory

1948

Hartmut Michel was born on July 18, 1948 in Ludwigsburg, Federal Republic of Germany to Karl and Frieda Michel

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