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Miklos Muller

Miklos Muller, Hungarian biochemist, educator. Achievements include research in cell biology, biochemsitry and evolution of various parasitic and free living protists and the origins of eukaryotic cells; discovery of hydrogenosomes, characteristic cell organelles of anaerobic protists and mode of action of drugs against parasites. Decorated Knight's Cross, Hungarian Order of Merit.

Background

  • Muller, Miklos was born on November 24, 1930 in Budapest, Hungary. Came to the United States 1964. Son of Pal and Ilona (Marsovszky) Muller.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Budapest Medical University, 1955. Doctorate (honorary), University Paris V, 2002.

    Career

    • Assistant professor Budapest Medical University, 1955-1964. Research associate Rockefeller University, New York City, 1964-1965, assistant professor, 1966-1968, associate professor biochemistry parasitology, 1968—1999, professor, 1999—2000, professor emeritus, since 2000, head Laboratory Bio-chemical Parasitology, since 1988. Guest investigator Carlsberg Laboratorium, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1965-1966.

      Adjunct associate professor Cornell University Medical College, 1975-1987. Senior visiting fellow Collegium Budapest, since 2004. Steering committee World Health Organization, Geneva, 1977-1982.

      Study group National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 1984-1987. Science council International Institute Cellular & Molecular Pathology, Brussels, 1985-1990.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in cell biology, biochemsitry and evolution of various parasitic and free living protists and the origins of eukaryotic cells. Discovery of hydrogenosomes, characteristic cell organelles of anaerobic protists and mode of action of drugs against parasites.

    Works

    • Contributor numerous articles in science journals. Founding editor Molecular & Bio-chemical Parasitology Journal, 1980-1987.

    Membership

    Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft Protozoologie (Reichenow medal 2006), International Society Endosymbiology (Miescher-Iwada award 2001), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (foreign member), Canada Institute Advanced Research, Society Protistologists (president 1982-1983, S.H. Hutner prize 1977), International Society Evolutionary Protistology (honorary), Groupment des Profistoloques de la Langue Française (honorary), Hungarian Society Parasitologists (honorary), American Academy Microbiology (honorary), Hungarian Association Antiquities and Art History (honorary).

    Personality

    Interests

    Collecting contemporary Hungarian art, studying the history of 20th century biology.

    Connections

    • Married Noemi Mezei, April 28, 1959 (divorced 1969). Children: Judit, Daniel Amos David. Married Janet Sue Keithly, June 24, 1973.
    • father: Pal Muller
    • mother: Ilona (Marsovszky) Muller
    • spouses: Noemi Mezei
    • Janet Sue Keithly
    • children: Judit Muller
    • Daniel Amos David Muller
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    Born November 24, 1930
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    • 1955
      Budapest Medical University
    • 2002
      University Paris V
    • 1955 - 1964
      Assistant, professor Budapest Medical University
    • 1964 - 1965
      research associate, Rockefeller University
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