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microbiologist and researcher

Rudolf Kurt Thauer, German Microbiologist and researcher. Member Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Academia Europaea, Academie der Wissenschaften (Dannie-Heinemann prize 1986), Rhein. Westf. Akademie der Wissenschaften (correspondent member).

Background

Thauer, Rudolf Kurt was born on October 5, 1939 in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany. Son of Rudolf and Charlotte (Kalberlah) Thauer.

Education

Diploma in Biochemistry, University Tübingen, Germany, 1966. Doctor rerum naturalium, University Freiburg, Germany, 1968.

Career

Assistant professor University Freiburg, 1971-1972. Guest scientist University Cleveland, 1972. Associate professor University Bochum, Germany, 1972-1976.

Professor University Marburg, Germany, since 1976, director Max-Planck Institute for Terrestric Microbiology Germany, since 1991. Vice president Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Bonn, Germany, 1983-1987. Shimizu visiting professor Stanford University, 1999.

Wellcome visiting professor Burroughs Wellcome Fund, University Wisconsin, Madison, 2000.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 350 science papers to professional journals.

Membership

Recipient Otto-Warburg-Medaille, Gesellschaft fü Biologische Chemie, 1984, Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz prize Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, 1986, Carus prize and medal Leopoldina, Schweinfurt, Germany, 1993. Member Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Academia Europaea, Academie der Wissenschaften (Dannie-Heinemann prize 1986), Rehin, Westf. Akademie der Wissenschaften (correspondent member).

Connections

Married Helga Krebel, July 20, 1968. Children: Kattrin, Jenny, Christian.

father:
Rudolf Thauer

mother:
Charlotte (Kalberlah) Thauer

spouse:
Helga Krebel

child:
Christian Thauer

child:
Kattrin Thauer

child:
Jenny Thauer