Svante Pääbo#


Svante Pääbo
Email:paabo 'at' eva.mpg.de
Membership Number:1823
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:spaabo
Elected:1998
Homepage:http://www.eva.mpg.de/genetics/staff/paabo/home.html





Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2003 Guest Professor of Comparative Genomics, University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • since 1999 Honorary Professor of Genetics and Evolutionary Biology, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • since 1997 Director, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
  • 1990-1998 Full Professor (C4) of General Biology, University of Munich, Germany
  • 1990 Docent (habilitation) in Medical Genetics, University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1987-1990 Postdoctoral research at Department of Biochemistry, University of California at Berkeley, USA.
  • 1987 Short period of work at Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, UK.
  • 1986-1987 Postdoctoral research at the Institute for Molecular Biology II, University of Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 1986 PhD degree at University of Uppsala, Sweden.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Evolutionary genetics
  • Evolutionary anthropology
  • Paleogenetics
  • Neanderthal mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)
  • The "language gene" (FOXP2)

Honours and Awards
  • 1992 Leibniz Prize of the German Science Foundation
  • 1994 Honorary Doctorate, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1998 Member, Academia Europaea
  • 1998 Max Delbrück Medal, Berlin, Germany
  • 1999 Member, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, Germany
  • 1999 Carus Medal and Prize, Halle and Schweinfurt,Germany
  • 1999 Member, EMBO
  • 2000 Honorary Doctorate, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • 2000 Rudbeck Prize, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2000 Member, Royal Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2002 Member, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle, Germany
  • 2002 Foreign Member, Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2003 Leipzig Science Prize, Leipzig, Germany
  • 2003 Ernst Schering Prize, Berlin, Germany
  • 2003 Member, Saxonian Academy of Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
  • 2004 Foreign Member, National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, USA
  • 2005 Louis Jeantet Prize for Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2005 Virchow Medal, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • 2007 Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People in the World
  • 2007 Emeritus Member, Academie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2008 Order of Terra Mariana, 3rd Class, Republic of Estonia
  • 2008 Gorjanovic-Kramberger Medal, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2008 Honorary Professor, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • 2008 Academy of Achievement Honoree, Washington D.C., USA
  • 2008 Pour le mérite, Bonn, Germany
  • 2008 Honorary Doctorate, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2009 Kistler Prize, Seattle, WA, USA
  • 2009 Grosses Bundesverdienstkreuz mit Stern, Berlin, Germany
  • 2009 Darwin-Plakette, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle, Germany
  • 2009 Anatomische Les, Amsterdam, Holland
  • 2010 Theodor Bücher Medal, Federation of European Biochemical Societies
  • 2010 Honorary Member, Croatian Anthropological Society, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2011 Newcomb-Cleveland Prize, AAAS, Washington, D.C.
  • 2011 Foreign Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge MA, USA
  • 2011 Biochemical Analysis Prize, DGKL, Berlin, Germany
  • 2012 H.M. The King's Medal (Kon:sGM12mhb), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2012 Honorary Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2012 Corresponding Member, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2012 Heisse Kartoffel, Leipzig, Gemany
  • 2013 Gruber Genetics Prize, New Haven, CT, USA
  • 2013 Foreign Member, Royal Academy of Engineering, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2014 Learning Ladder Prize, Stockholm, Sweden


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