Hans Zachau#


Hans Zachau
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:zachau 'at' bio.med.uni-muenchen.de
Membership Number:363
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:hzachau
Elected:1989




Hans Zachau passed away December 17, 2017.

Positions Held
  • 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 - 1966 Institut fuer Genetik in Köln, founded by M.Delbrück in 1961; group leader
  • 1958 - 1961 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
  • 1952 Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker
  • 1954 Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte
  • 1954 Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie
  • 1964 European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), member since its foundation
  • 1967 Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • 1968 Richard Kuhn-Medaille of Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker
  • 1976 Bayerische Akademie der Wisenschaften
  • 1978 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 1981 Orden Pour le mérite, chancellor 1992 - 2005
  • 1983 Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz mit Stern
  • 1985 Corresponding member, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 1989 Academia Europaea
  • 1989 The Human Genome Organisation (HUGO)
  • 1989 Bayerischer Verdienstorden
  • 1989 Otto-Warburg-Medaille of Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie
  • 1991 Bayerischer Maximiliansorden für Wissenschaft und Kunst
  • 1994 - 2000 Fogarty Scholar-in-Residence at the NIH
  • 1994 Russian Academy of Sciences: Foreign Member


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