Conference by Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Robert Huber at the Faculty of Biosciences

Conferncia del premi Nobel Robert Huber a la UAB
Photo: Astrid Eckert / TUM

Professor Robert Huber offered a conference entitled "The Century of Vision: Protein Structures for Drug Research” on 13 November at the auditorium of the Faculty of Biosciences, in commemoration of its 50th anniversary.


Professor Robert Huber, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1988 and honorary doctor of the UAB, offered the conference “The Century of Vision: Protein Structures for Drug Research” on 13 November at 12 noon at the auditorium of the Faculty of Biosciences, as part of the events organised in celebration of the faculty's 50th anniversary.

Huber is professor at the Technische Universität München (TUM), the same university where he studied chemistry and earned his PhD. He also gives lectures as visiting professor at the Universität Duisburg-Essen (Germany), Cardiff University (Great Britain), the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Seoul National University (Korea).

He is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of several pharmaceutical and scientific companies, and is co-founder of two companies offering services for the discovery and development of drugs and new therapies for autoimmune diseases. Huber has made important contributions to further in the understanding of the structure and functioning of biological macromolecules.

He also has contributed to the development of tools used in data and methods colloection in protein crystallography, especially in the Patterson methods, graphic and refinement methods, the use of metallic electronic ray clusters and, more recently, in methods and tools for the improvement of crystallography. This work was announced in over 1200 publications, many of them in high impact journals. He has received several honorary doctorates and prizes, including the Otto-Warburg Medal, the Emil von Behring Medal, the Sir Hans Krebs Medal, the Linus Pauling Medal, the Max Tishler Medal and in 1988, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry alongside H. Michel and J. Deisenhofer.

In 2000, Robert Huber was awarded an honorary doctorate by the UAB for his significant contributions to structural biology and particularly to protein crystallography, and for his role in the training of specialists in Catalonia.


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