Johann Diesenhofer's Life

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September 30, 1943

Johann Deisenhofer was born in a family run farm in Zusamaltheim, Bavaria present day Republic of Germany

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1948

Johann's only sister Antonie was born.

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1949 - 1956

Johann attended elementary school in Zusamaltheim.

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1956

Johann then began his higher education in Knabenmittelschule HI. Kreuz, Donanwoerth

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1957 - 1959

Johann attended Staatliche Realschule Wertingen

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1959 - 1963

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.

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1965

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.

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1971

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

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1972

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.

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1974

Johann obtained his Ph.D. degree, Robert Huber offered him a postdoctoral position for two years which He accepted.

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1976

The position Robert Huber offered johann became official.

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1980

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

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1982

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

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1986

Johann received the ACS Biological Physics Prize with Hartmut Michel

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1988

Johann recieved the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1988 with Robert Huber and Hartmut Michel as well as the Otto Bayer Prize with Hartmut Micheal

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1989

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

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1992

Johann joined the American Association for the advancement in Science

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2001

Johann became a u.s. citizen

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2013

Johann is still alive at is 69 years old