Fritz Melchers#


Fritz Melchers
Email:fritz.melchers 'at' unibas.ch
Membership Number:449
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:fmelchers
Homepage: http://www.mpiib-berlin.mpg.de/research/lymphocyte_development





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2003 Senior Research Group Leader, Max Planck- Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin
  • 1980-2001 Director, Basel Institute for Immunology, Basel, Switzerland
  • 1970-1980 Permanent Member, Basel Institute for Immunology, Basel, Switzerland
  • 1970-1971 Visiting Scientist, Department of Genetics, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA
  • 1970 Visiting Scientist, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel
  • l970 Senior Research Assistant, Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany
  • l968-1969 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany
  • l965-1967 Research Associate, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, USA (Fulbright Travel Scholar)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Development of cells of the innate and adaptive from stem cells and early progenitors
  • Development of B-lymphocytes in greater details

Honours and Awards
  • Awards:
    • 1978 Honorarprofessor, Fakultät für Biologie, Universität Heidelberg, Germany
    • 1988 Commendatore dell Ordine di Sant' Agata, San Marino
    • 1990 M.D.h.c., University of Turku, Finland
    • 1994 Ph.D.h.c., Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA
    • 1995 Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
    • 1996 Prausnitz-Medaille, Collegium Internationale Allergologiaun (CIA), Vienna
    • 1996 Robert-Koch Prize, Bonn, Germany
    • 2000 San Marino Prize 2000
    • 2001 Honorarprofessor, Fakultät für Medizin, Universität Innsbruck
    • 2002 Emil von Behring Preis, Marburg, Germany
    • 2002 External Scientific Member (Auswärtiges Wissenschaftliches Mitglied), Max Planck-Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany
    • 2002 Gaikokujin Chomei Kenkyu-shu(Eminent Scientist) Award of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at the University of Tokyo School of Medicine
    • 2003 M.D.h.c., University of Erlangen- Nürnberg, Germany
    • 2006 Ph.D.h.c. University of Leipzig, Germany
    • 2006 M.D.h.c. University of Würzburg, Germany
    • 2007 Johannes Gutenberg-Foundation Professorship, University of Mainz
  • Memberships in Academies:
    • Academia Europea
    • Leopoldina
    • Norwegian Academy of Science
    • Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences
    • American Academy for Arts and Science
  • Honorary memberships in immunological societies:
    • 1973 India
    • 1981 USA
    • 1984 Scandinavia
    • 1987 Hungary
    • 1999 Switzerland
    • 2001 Germany
    • 2002 Austria
    • 2003 Japan


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