Jörg H. Hacker#


Jörg H. Hacker
Email:Joerg.Hacker 'at' leopoldina.org
Membership Number:2712
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:jhacker
Homepage:https://www.leopoldina.org/de/ueber-uns/ueber-die-leopoldina/praesidium-und-gremien/praesidium/prof-dr-joerg-hacker




Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2010 President of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina – National Academy of Sciences, Halle (Saale), Germany
  • 2008-2010 President of the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
  • 2006 Visiting Professor at the Sackler Institute for Advanced Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • 2000, 2005 Research visits at the Institute Pasteur, Paris, France
  • 1993-2008 Full Professor (C4) und Head of the Institute for Molecular Infection Biology, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • 1988-1993 Associate Professor (C3) for Microbiology at the University of Würzburg, Germany
  • 1986 Habilitation at the University of Würzburg, Germany
  • 1980-1988 Research Assistant at the Chair for Microbiology, Würzburg, Germany
  • 1979 Ph.D. (Biology) at the Martin-Luther-University of Halle (Saale), Germany
  • 1970-1974 Studies in Biology at the Martin-Luther-University of Halle (Saale), Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Infection Biology
  • Molecular analysis of bacterial pathogens

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Honorary Citizenship Grevesmühlen/Germany
  • 2012 Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art
  • 2012 Honorary degree, awarded by the University of Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2012 Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg, Austria
  • 2011 Foreign Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology Berlin and Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society, Germany
  • 2010 Honorary Professor at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald, Germany
  • 2010 Honorary member of the Kitasato Institute, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2010 Member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering – acatech
  • 2010 Member of the Indian National Science Academy, Delhi, India
  • 2010 Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany
  • 2010 Member of the Academia Europaea, London, UK
  • 2009 Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany ("am Bande")
  • 2009 Honorary Senator of the University of Würzburg, Germany
  • 2009 Honorary degree, awarded by the University of Hyderabad, India
  • 2009 Member of the European Academy of Microbiology
  • 2008 Prize of the Arthur Burkhardt Foundation for Promotion of Science
  • 2008 Gay Lussac Humboldt Science Award
  • 2007 Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2006 André-Lwoff-Award of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS)
  • 2006 Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Munich, Germany
  • 2005 Fellow Sackler Institute for Advanced Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • 2004 Member of the American Academy for Microbiology (AAM)
  • 2004 Honorary degree, awarded by the University of Pecs, Hungary
  • 2003 Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
  • 2003 Member of the Academy of Sciences at Göttingen, Germany
  • 2002 Honorary degree, awarded by the University of Umea, Sweden
  • 2001 Carus Medal of the Leopoldina and Carus Prize of the City Schweinfurt, Germany
  • 1998 Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle (Saale) , Germany
  • 1995 Honorary Member of the Hungarian Society for Microbiology
  • 1994 Main prize of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM)
  • 1992 University medal of the University of Helsinki, Finland
  • 1988 Academy prize of the Academy of Sciences at Göttingen, Germany
  • 1985 Young scientist award of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology


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