Hans Zachau#

Email:zachau 'at' bio.med.uni-muenchen.de
Membership Number:363
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1999 Professor emeritus of Molecular Biology, Adolf-Butenandt-Institute, University München
  • 1995/98 Renaming of the Institute (Adolf-Butenandt-Institut) and the Chair (Molecular Biology)
  • since 1967 Professor of Physiological Chemistry in München and Codirector of the Institute for Physiological Chemistry
  • 1965/66 Offers of professorships for Physiological Chemistry in Berlin, Genetics in Köln and Physiological Chemistry in München
  • 1962 Habilitation in Physiological Chemistry
  • 1961-66 Institut fuer Genetik in Köln, founded by M.Delbrück in 1961; group leader
  • 1958-61 MPI fuer Biochemie , then in München; start of independent research work

Fields of Scholarship
  • tRNA structure and interactions, protein biosynthesis
  • Repetitive DNA
  • Chromatin
  • Immunoglobulin genes

Honours and Awards
  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker: member since 1952
  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte: member since 1954
  • Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie: member since 1954
  • European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO): member since its foundation, 1964
  • Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina: member since 1967
  • Richard Kuhn-Medaille of Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker 1968
  • Bayerische Akademie der Wisenschaften: member since 1976
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: honorary member since 1978
  • Orden Pour le mérite: member since 1981, chancellor since 1992
  • Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz mit Stern 1983
  • Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften: corresponding member 1985
  • Academia Europaea: member since 1989
  • The Human Genome Organisation (HUGO): member since 1989
  • Bayerischer Verdienstorden 1989
  • Otto-Warburg-Medaille of Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie 1989
  • Bayerischer Maximiliansorden für Wissenschaft und Kunst 1991
  • Fogarty Scholar-in-Residence at the NIH, 1994 - 2000
  • Russian Academy of Sciences: Foreign Member since 1994


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