Brunó Ferenc Straub

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Brunó Ferenc Straub
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6th Chairman of the Hungarian Presidential Council
In office
June 29, 1988 – October 18, 1989
Preceded by Károly Németh
Succeeded by Mátyás Szűrös
Personal details
Born (1914-01-05)January 5, 1914
Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary (now Oradea, Romania)
Died February 15, 1996(1996-02-15) (aged 82)
Nationality Hungarian
The native form of this personal name is Straub Ferenc Brunó. This article uses the Western name order.

Brunó Ferenc Straub (January 5, 1914, Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary (now Oradea, Romania) – February 15, 1996) was a biochemist. As a young scholar he was a research assistant of Albert Szent-Györgyi at the University of Szeged, and subsequently worked at the Molteno Institute, Cambridge, UK. He is credited with the discovery of actin. He founded the Biological Research Centre in Szeged. He was the Chairman of the Hungarian Presidential Council from June 29, 1988 to October 18, 1989. He proposed the theory of conformational selection in 1964[citation needed]; the same year the MWC model was proposed.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Károly Németh
Chairman of the Hungarian Presidential Council
1988–1989
Succeeded by
Mátyás Szűrös
as President of Hungary