Roland Glaser born Jena 23 May is a German biophysicist and writer. Glaser has been described as a pioneer of modern biophysical research in the former German Democratic Republic , where he helped to bring his subject into the scientific mainstream. Glaser was born in Jena. His father worked as an engineer with Carl Zeiss , then as now a high-profile Jena company. When he was 10 the war which had been a feature of his early life ended and Jena found itself in the Soviet occupation zone of what remained of Germany.

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