Johann Deisenhofer#


Johann Deisenhofer
Email:johann.deisenhofer 'at' utsouthwestern.edu
Membership Number:650
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:jdeisenhofer
Elected:1989
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1989 - present: Virginia and Edward Linthicum Distinguished Chair in Biomolecular Science, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • 2012 - present: Regental Professor and Professor in Biophysics, Green Center for Systems Biology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • 1988 – 2012: Regental Professor and Professor in Biochemistry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • 1988 - 2010: Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • 1976-1988: Staff Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry
  • 1974 -1976: Research Associate

Fields of Scholarship
  • Structure and function of biological macromolecules
  • Computational biology
  • Protein crystallography

Honours and Awards
  • 1986 Biological Physics Price of the American Physical Society (shared with H. Michel)
  • 1988 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "for the determination of the three-dimensional structure of a photosynthetic reaction centre" (shared with R. Huber and H. Michel)
  • 1988 Otto-Bayer-Preis (shared with H. Michel)
  • 1990 The Knight Commander's Cross (Badge and Star) of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1992 Bavarian Order of Merit
  • 1993 D. Sc. h.c., Drury College, Springfield, Missouri
  • 1995 Kentucky Colonel
  • 1996 D. Sc. h.c., Burdwan University, West Bengal, India
  • 2004 Röntgen-Plaquette (City of Remscheid, Germany, birthplace of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen)
  • Memberships
    • Academia Europaea
    • German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina
    • National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
    • The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow)
    • American Crystallographic Association (Fellow)
    • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Biophysical Society
    • German Biophysical Society
    • German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Federation of American Scientists (Sponsor)
    • Protein Society
    • Sigma Xi


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