Robert Huber - Curriculum vitae#

Professional education and positions

  • 1960 Diploma in Chemistry, Technische Universität München
  • 1963 Dr. rer. nat., Technische Universität München
  • 1968 Habilitation, Technische Universität München
  • 1972-2005 Scientific Member of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and Director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie
  • 2005 Director Emeritus
  • 1976 Apl. Professor, Technische Universität München
  • 2001 Visiting Professor Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
  • 2005 Gastprofessor Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • 2007 Visiting Professor Cardiff University
  • 2007 Visiting Professor KGIT, Korean German Institute of Technology, Seoul, Korea
  • Editor: Journal of Molecular Biology.

  • Member of the Deutsche Chemische Gesellschaft;
  • Member of the Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie;
  • Honorary Member of the American Society of Biological Chemists;
  • Honorary Member of the Swedish Society for Biophysics;
  • Member of EMBO;
  • Honorary Member of the Japanese Biochemical Society;
  • Member of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften;
  • Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher, Leopoldina;
  • Member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities;
  • Corresponding Member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts;
  • Member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome;
  • Member of the 'Orden Pour le Mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste';
  • Associate Fellow, Third World Academy of Sciences, Triest;
  • Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences, USA;
  • Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology;
  • Foreign Member of the Royal Society, London;
  • Honorary Member of the Sociedad Espanola de Bioquimica y Biologia Molecular

Professional interests
  • Structure and function of biological macromolecules, in particular those of large complex aggregates
  • Systems studied:
    • Proteases and their natural and synthetic inhibitors
    • metalloenzymes (iron, nickel, molybdenum, copper)
    • proteins of the immune system (antibodies and antibody receptors)
    • protein hormones and their receptors; protein kinases
    • proteins of amino acid biosynthesis (PLP containing enzymes)
    • proteins of cofactor and vitamin biosynthesis; proteins of energy and electron transport
  • Methods development:
    • Patterson methods in crystallography
    • methods of structure determination of proteins and protein ligand complexes by NMR
    • synthesis and use of electron rich metal clusters
    • crystal annealing and improvement, methods and instruments
    • analysis and evaluation of targets for research and application in pharmacology and crop science
  • Co-founder and advisor of two Biotech Companies, Proteros (since 1997) and SuppreMol (since 2005)
  • Scientific advisor of International Pharma and Crop Science Companies

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