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Helmut Otmar Hauser

Helmut Otmar Hauser, Austrian biochemistry educator. Achievements include contribution to understanding of the structure and motion of lipids in biological membranes; discovery that fat absorption in the small intestines is catalyzed by proteins of the brush border membrane.

Background

  • Hauser, Helmut Otmar was born on November 18, 1936 in Graz, Austria. Son of Othmar Otto and Juliana Theresia (Steifer) Hauser.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University Graz (Austria), 1963.

    Career

    • British Council research fellow Agricultural Research Council, Cambridge, England, 1966-1968. Manager biophysics research Unilever Research Laboratory, Colworth/Welwyn, United Kingdom, 1968-1974. Lecturer department biochemistry Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland, 1975-1982, professor biochemistry Switzerland, since 1983.

      Visiting professor University Boston, 1979. Distinguished visiting research scientist National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, 1987. Consultant Ciba-Geigy, 1980-1987.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include contribution to understanding of the structure and motion of lipids in biological membranes. Discovery that fat absorption in the small intestines is catalyzed by proteins of the brush border membrane.

    Works

    • Member advisory board Chemical Physical Lipids, since 1983, Biochim. Biophysics Acta, since 1987, Biochim. Biophysics Acta.

      Revs. On Biomembranes, since 1988. Contributor articles to professional journals including Biochemistry, Biochim.

      Biophysics Acta, Journal Biological Chemistry, Journal Molecular Biology, Chemical Physical Lipids, European Journal Biochemistry, PNAS, Nature, Biochemistry Journal. Author, co-author 41 review papers to science journals and books.

    Membership

    Chairman Chemical Society, Zürich, 1982. Member Swiss Bio-chemical Society (chairman since 1991), International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (steering committee on biophysics chemistry since 1991, chairman commission biophysics chemistry since 1995).

    Connections

    • Married Ingrid Maria Schoeller, January 18, 1958. Children: Christina, Helen.
    • father: Othmar Otto Hauser
    • mother: Juliana Theresia (Steifer) Hauser
    • spouse: Ingrid Maria Schoeller
    • children: Christina Hauser
    • Helen Hauser
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    Born November 18, 1936
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    • 1963
      University Graz (Austria)
    • 1966 - 1968
      British Council research fellow, Agricultural Research Council
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1968 - 1974
      manager, biophysics research Unilever Research Laboratory
    • 1975 - 1982
      lecturer, department biochemistry Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
      Zurich, Switzerland, Switzerland