Rüdiger Wehner#


Rüdiger
Email:rwehner 'at' zool.unizh.ch
Membership Number:661
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Username:rwehner
Homepage: http://www.imls.uzh.ch/research/fgrzool/Wehner.html






Present and Previous Positions
  • 2008 - 2010 Guest Professor (Alexander von Humboldt Awardee) at the Biocenter of the University of Würzburg, Germany
  • 2005 - 2008 Emeritus Research Professor, University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1991 - 2008 Non‐Resident Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg), Berlin, Germany
  • 1987 - 1993 Andrew Dickson White Professor (at Large), Cornell University, USA
  • 1976 - 1980, 1986‐2005 Director of the Institute of Zoology, University of Zürich
  • 1974 - 2005 Full Professor, University of Zürich
  • 1973 - 1974 Visiting Professor at the Department of Biology, Yale University, USA
  • 1972 Associate Professor
  • 1970 Assistant Professor, University of Zürich
  • 1967 - 1970 Senior Assistant at the Institute of Zoology, University of Zürich
  • 1969 Habilitation at the Science Faculty of the University of Zürich
  • 1967 PhD at the University of Frankfurt (Main), Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neurobiology of invertebrates
  • Neurophysiology and behavioural analysis of insect vision

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Fellow of the International Society for Neuroethology
  • 2010 Associate of the Neurosciences Research Program (NRP), USA
  • 2009 University Silver Medal, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • 2008 King Faisal International Prize for Science
  • 2007 Alexander von Humboldt Research Award
  • 2006 Honorary Member of the German Zoological Society
  • 2005 Honorary Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat. h.c.) awarded by the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • 2005 Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2003 Honorary Doctorate (Dr. sci. nat. h.c.) awarded by the University of Lund, Sweden
  • 2002 Marcel Benoist Preis(info)
  • 2002 Honorary Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat. h.c.) awarded by the Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany
  • 2000 Member of the Royal Swedish Physiographic Society
  • 1998 Corresponding Member (foreign countries) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 1996 Distinguished Scientist Award of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
  • 1996 Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences at Göttingen
  • 1995 Member of the Berlin‐Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
  • 1994 Karl Ritter von Frisch Medal and Science Prize of the German Zoological Society
  • 1993 Carus Medal of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and Carus Prize of the City of Schweinfurt, Germany
  • 1993 Honorary Foreign Member of the American Philosophical Society
  • 1989 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1987 Corresponding Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1985 Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 1977 Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature at Mainz
  • 1967 Annual PhD Award of the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University of Frankfurt (Main), Germany
  • 1960‐1967 Member of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)


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