Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1988
Johann Deisenhofer, Robert Huber, Hartmut Michel

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Interview, April 2007

Interview with Johann Deisenhofer, 1988 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, on 25 April 2007. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of

Johann Deisenhofer talks about his scientific beginnings, what made co-Laureate Robert Huber a unique mentor (5:08), why people failed to realise the importance of Hartmut Michel's groundbreaking experiment (11:28) and how this allowed the three researchers to discover their breakthrough almost without competition (39:13), and how the field of structural biology has changed and how it needs to evolve (43:52).

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