Meinhart Zenk#


Meinhart Zenk
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:mhzenk 'at' danforthcenter.org
Membership Number:334
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:mzenk
Elected:1989


Meinhart Zenk passed away July 5, 2011.

Positions Held
  • 2006 Member and Principal Investigator Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 1980 - 1999 Professor, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
  • 1968 Professor, the Ruhr University Bochum
  • 1963 Habilitation, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
  • 1959 Doctorate in Plant Science, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
  • 1958 M.S. in Biology, Purdue University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Plant physiology
  • Biosythesis of dyes and terpenes in plants
  • Plant hormones
  • Phytochelatins
  • Biosynthesis of alkaloids
  • Formation of morphine in mammals and in the human organism

Honours and Awards
  • 1983 Member of The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 1999 Honorary Professor, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
  • Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art
  • Kurt Mothes Medal of the Leopoldina
  • Liebig Medal of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker
  • Carl Mannic Medal of the Deutsche Pharmazeutische Gesellschaft e.V. (DPhG)
  • Phytochemical Pioneer Award of the Phytochemical Society of North America (PSNA)
  • 1991 Honorary Doctorate from the Purdue University
  • 1997 Honorary Doctorate from the Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina in Braunschweig
  • 2003 Honorary Doctorate from the Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine


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