Robert Huber Biography
(Nobel Prize-Winning German Biochemist Known for His Research on Photosynthesis-Related Crystallography)
Birthday: February 20, 1937 (Pisces)
Born In: Munich, Germany
Robert Huber is a German biochemist who was conferred with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1988 for determining the three dimensional structure of a photosynthesis reaction centre. He shared the prize with Johann Deisenhofer and Hartmut Michel. Raised during the World War II days when survival and daily bread seemed a continuous struggle, Huber did not let the societal problems come in way of his learning. he gained his early education from Humanistisches Karls-Gymnasium. Therein, Huber briefed himself in Latin, Greek, natural sciences and grammar. Huber was first introduced to chemistry during his gymnasium days. Intrigued by the subject, he extensively read all the books on chemistry and soon gained a diploma in the subject. He received his doctorate from Munich Technical University and later joined the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry at Martinsried, Germany. It was at Max Planck that he conducted his award-winning research with Deisenhofer and Michel. He alternately worked there and at the Munich Technical University. Currently, Huber serves as the Emeritus of Excellence at the Munich Technical University.