Emeritus Group "Structure Research"
Structural Biology, Methods of Protein Crystallography, Protein Degradation, Medicinal Chemistry
The main focus of Professor Robert Huber’s research is on structural biology. He was awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with two colleagues for the determination of the three-dimensional structure of a photosynthetic reaction center in a bacterium. The methodological basis of this research is x-ray crystallography, with which the three-dimensional structure of proteins can be resolved down to the atomic level. Huber’s emeritus group “Structure Research” also investigates biological structures – for example of immune molecules, hormones and different enzymes.