Brunó Ferenc Straub

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Brunó Ferenc Straub
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6th Chairman of the Hungarian Presidential Council
In office
29 June 1988 – 23 October 1989
Preceded by Károly Németh
Succeeded by Mátyás Szűrös
Personal details
Born (1914-01-05)5 January 1914
Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary (now Oradea, Romania)
Died 15 February 1996(1996-02-15) (aged 82)
Nationality Hungarian
Spouse(s) Erzsébet Lichneckert
Gertrud Szabolcsi
Children Anna
and 2 other daughters

Brunó Ferenc Straub (5 January 1914, Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary (now Oradea, Romania) – 15 February 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 29 June 1988 to 23 October 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