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Nobel Chemist Joins the School of Biosciences

24 October 2006

The German Nobel laureate Robert Huber has joined the School of Biosciences to lead research in structural biology.

Professor Huber, from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Germany, will spearhead the development of this important area as part of a university-wide initiative in chemical biology.

Prof Huber was awarded the 1988 Nobel prize in chemistry - with Johann Deisenhofer and Hartmut Michel - for the determination of the three-dimensional structure of a photosynthetic reaction centre.

Cardiff University's Vice-Chancellor, David Grant, said: "We are delighted to make this world-class appointment at Cardiff. Prof Huber will develop Cardiff's capability as a leading centre of chemical biology research."

In addition to research, Prof Huber will also contribute to teaching on the School's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

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