Brunó Ferenc Straub

Brunó Ferenc Straub (5 January 1914 in 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.

Brunó Ferenc Straub
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6th Chairman of the Hungarian Presidential Council
In office
29 June 1988 – 23 October 1989
Preceded byKároly Németh
Succeeded byMátyás Szűrös
Personal details
Born(1914-01-05)5 January 1914
Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary (now Oradea, Romania)
Died15 February 1996(1996-02-15) (aged 82)
Political partyHungarian Socialist Workers Party
Spouse(s)Erzsébet Lichneckert (1940–1967)
Gertrud Szabolcsi (1972–1993)
Children2 daughters

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