Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker#


Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker
Email:elwinnacker 'at' hfsp.org
Membership Number:461
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:ewinnacker
Homepage:http://www.hfsp.org/about-us/governance/secretariat/secretary-general
http://www.dfg.de/en/dfg_profile/history/presidents/ernst_ludwig_winnacker




Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2009 Secretary General, Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), Strasbourg
  • 2007 – 2009 First Secretary General of the European Research Council (ERC), Brussels
  • 1998 – 2006 President of the German Research Foundation
  • 1987 – 1993 Vice President of the German Research Foundation
  • 1984 – 1997 Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Munich Gene Center
  • since 1980 Full Professor, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Munich
  • 1977 – 1980 Associate Professor, Institute of Biochemistry, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • 1972 – 1977 Assistant, then Visiting Professor for the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne
  • 1968 – 1972 Postdoctorates at the University of California, Berkeley and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm
  • 1968 Doctorate

Fields of Scholarship
  • Virus/cell interaction
  • Mechanisms of gene expression in higher cells
  • Prion diseases

Honours and Awards
  • Awards
    • 1992 Bavarian Order of Merit
    • 1994 Arthur Burckhardt Prize
    • 1996 Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
    • 1999 Honorary doctorate of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria
    • 1999 Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art
    • 1999 Member of the Inventors gallery of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office
    • 1999 Zimmermann Prize for Cancer Research
    • 2006 Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
    • 2006 Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur
    • 2007 Commanders’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland
    • 2009 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award of the People’s Republic of China
    • 2009 Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star of Japan
    • 2010 Grand Cross with Star (Knight Commander's Cross) of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
    • 2011 Robert Koch Gold Medal
  • Memberships
    • 1984 - 1987 Expert Member of the Enquete Commission of the German Parliament
    • 1988 Member of the Scientific-Technical Advisory Council of the Bavarian State Government
    • 1988 Member of the Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina
    • 1989 Member of the Academia Europaea
    • 1989 Member of the International Science Committee of the National Academy of Science in Beijing, China
    • 1993 Member of the North Rhine-Westphalia Academy for Sciences and Arts
    • 1994 External Vice President of the Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina in Halle
    • 1997 Member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences
    • 1998 Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
    • Member of the Institute of Medicine - National Academy of Science, Washington
    • 2000 - 2004 Member of the European Life Science Group of EU Commissioner Philipe Busquin
    • 2000 - 2003 Member of the German National Ethics Board


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