The Max Gruber Foundation

The Foundation was established in 1983 by the late Professor Max Gruber and his wife Suzanne Gruber-Heinemann. Its major goal is to promote and support activities related to the advancement of research in biochemistry and cell biology at the University of Groningen.

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Max Gruber Lecturers

2015: Piet Gros

Crystal and Structural Chemistry, Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research Dept. Chemistry, Utrecht University

In the right place at the right time: Molecular regulation by the complement system in immune...

2014: Petra Schwille

Cellular and Molecular Biophysics, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

Bottom-Up Synthetic Biology of Cell Division

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Max Gruber Prize 2014

The winners of the Max Gruber Prize 2014 are:

  • Dr. Karin Klauke
  • Dr. Annemieke van der Goot
  • MSc. Sonja Jensen

The next Max Gruber Prize will be awarded in 2016.

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Max Gruber

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In 1956 Max Gruber was appointed as professor of Biochemistry at the Faculty of Natural Sciences in Groningen, and established the Laboratory of Biochemistry. His research was focused on the structure of proteins, protein degradation in the lysosomes, and the biosynthesis of RNA and proteins.

Name: Max Gruber
Occupation: Biochemistry Professor
Birth Date: November 9, 1921
Deceased: November 12, 1990
Place of Birth: Dresden, Germany

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