Johann Deisenhofer was born in a family run farm in Zusamaltheim, Bavaria present day Republic of Germany
Johann's only sister Antonie was born.
Johann attended elementary school in Zusamaltheim.
Johann then began his higher education in Knabenmittelschule HI. Kreuz, Donanwoerth
Johann attended Staatliche Realschule Wertingen
He attended Holbein Gymnasiun, in Augsburg where he took a habitur exam in order to attend a university. He was awarded the Stipendium für besonders Begabte of the Bayerische Staatsministerium für Unterricht und Kultus which helped to lower the financial part of my education on my parents.
after 18 months of military service in the German Bundeswehr, where he did not exceed the rank of private, He began to study physics at the Technische Universität München.
Johann made his first publication in physical review letters. Robert Huber was looking for students and after a brief interview with Robert Huber, it was agreed that He could start my work in june, following the final examination for my physics diploma at the TUM
the institute moved a few kilometers from Munich to Martinsried, and became the Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie. The work He did along with Wolfgang Steigemann (also one of Huber's Ph.D. students at that time) on the crystallographic refinement of the structure of bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor was a success, and their 1975 paper in Acta Crystallographica was been cited ever since.
Johann obtained his Ph.D. degree, Robert Huber offered him a postdoctoral position for two years which He accepted.
The position Robert Huber offered johann became official.
Along with Robert Huber and, Peter Colman Johann worked on the human Fc-fragment, and its complex with an Fc-binding fragment from protein A from Staphylococcus aureus
Johann joined the reaction center project in order to determine the three-dimensional structure of the crystallization of the photosynthetic reaction center from Rhodopseudomonas viridis
Johann received the ACS Biological Physics Prize with Hartmut Michel
Johann recieved the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1988 with Robert Huber and Hartmut Michel as well as the Otto Bayer Prize with Hartmut Micheal
Johann was offered from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas to join to become Professor of Biochemistry and, he married his wife Kirsten Fischer Lindahl who was a microbiologist
Johann joined the American Association for the advancement in Science
Johann became a u.s. citizen
Johann is still alive at is 69 years old