Rudolf K. Thauer (born October 5, 1939) is a biologist and a retired professor of microbiology and heads the Emeritus group at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg. Prof. Thauer taught in the faculty of Biology at the [1 ] Philipps University in Marburg (Germany) for about 15 years and is known primarily for his work on the biochemistry of methanogens. [2 ]
He received the
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in 1986, among numerous other honours including honorary doctorates from ETH Zurich, University of Waterloo and the [3 ] University of Freiberg. In 1991 he became founding director of the [1 ] Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg.
A novel genus of
betaproteobacteria was named in his honour. Thauera [4 ]
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^ a b "Prof. Dr. R.K. Thauer curriculum vitae". Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology . Retrieved . 2011-01-10
^ "Biochemistry of methanogens II - MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology". Prof. Dr. R.K. Thauer- most important work. Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology . Retrieved . 2011-01-10
^ "UW Daily Bulletin, June 13, 2007". Communications and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo. June 13, 2007 . Retrieved . 2011-01-10
^ Garrity, George M.; Brenner, Don J.; Krieg, Noel R.; Staley, James T. (eds.) (2005). Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part C: The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria. New York, New York: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-24145-6.
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