Rudolf K. Thauer

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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.[1] Prof. Thauer taught in the faculty of Biology at the 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[3] and the University of Freiberg.[1] In 1991 he became founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg.

A novel genus of betaproteobacteria was named Thauera in his honour.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Prof. Dr. R.K. Thauer curriculum vitae". Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "UW Daily Bulletin, June 13, 2007". Communications and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo. June 13, 2007. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  4. ^ 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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