Kurt Wüthrich#


Kurt Wüthrich
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Membership Number:577
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:kwuthrich
Elected:1989
Homepage: http://www.mol.biol.ethz.ch/groups/wuthrich_group/wu_people/wkurt





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2004 The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA: Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Professor of Structural Biology
  • 2001–2004 The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA: Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Visiting Professor of Structural Biology
  • 1969 ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland:
    • 1970 Privatdozent
    • 1972 Assistant Professor
    • 1976 Associate Professor
  • 1980 Professor of Biophysics
  • 1995-2000 Chairman Biology Department
  • 1967–1969 Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J., USA : Member Technical Staff, Biophysics Department (Dr. R.G. Shulman)
  • 1965–1967 University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA : Postdoctoral training (Prof. R.E. Connick)
  • 1964–1965 University of Basel, Switzerland: Postdoctoral training (Prof. S. Fallab)
  • 1962–1964 University of Basel, Switzerland: Ph.D. in chemistry (Prof. S. Fallab); Eidgenössisches Turn- und Sportlehrerdiplom
  • 1957–1962 University of Bern, Switzerland: Lizentiat in chemistry, physics and mathematics

Fields of Scholarship
  • Structure and function of proteins and nucleic acids
  • Development of nuclear magnetic resonance techniques
  • Applications in structural and functional genomics

Honours and Awards
  • President’s Gold Medal, Government of India (2011)
  • Ralph and Helen Oesper Award, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA (2010)
  • Jabir ibn Hyyan (Geber) Medal, Saudi Chemical Society (2009)
  • Paul Walden Medal, Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia (2008)
  • Johannes M. Bijvoet Medal, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands (2008)
  • Honorary Citizenship, City of Lyss, Switzerland (2003)
  • Ehrenpreis 2002, City of Wallisellen, Switzerland (2002)
  • World ‘Future’ Award, The World Awards, Wien, Austria (2002)
  • Swiss ‘Society’ Award, The Swiss Awards, Zürich, Switzerland (2002
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2002)
  • Member of Schweizerische Akademie der Technischen Wissenschaften (2001)
  • Médaille d'Honneur en Argent, Société d'Encouragement au Progrès, Paris (2001)
  • Otto-Warburg-Medaille (1999)
  • Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology (1998)
  • Eminent Scientist of RIKEN, Tokyo (1997)
  • Kaj Linderstrøm-Lang Prize, Carlsberg Foundation, Copenhagen (1996)
  • Prix Louis Jeantet de Médecine, Fondation Louis Jeantet, Geneva (1993)
  • Foreign Honorary Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1993)
  • Marcel Benoist Prize (1992)
  • Gilbert Newton Lewis Medal (1991)
  • Stein and Moore Award of the Protein Society, USA (1990)
  • Member of Academia Europaea (1990)
  • Member of European Molecular Biology Organization (1984)
  • Friedrich Miescher-Preis (1974)

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