Nikolaus Amrhein - Curriculum vitae#

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  • Retired since April 2008, continuation of lecture program until end of 2011
  • 1992 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 Vorsteher (Dean), Abteilung (Faculty) of Biology
  • 2003 - 2007 Director of Studies, Department of Biology
  • 1987 - 2008 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Full Professor of Plant Sciences, Institute of Plant Sciences,(Plant Biochemistry and Physiology)
  • 1972 - 1987 Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, Dept. Biology
  • 1984 - 1987 Dean, Faculty of Biology
  • 1980 - 1987 Full Professor, Chair of Plant Physiology
  • 1976 - 1980 Assoc. Professor of Plant Hormone Physiology
  • 1972 - 1976 Research Assistant, Chair of Plant Physiology
  • 1970 - 1972 MSU-AEC, Plant Research Laboratory, East Lansing, MI, USA, Research Associate

EDUCATION
  • 1962 - 1969 University of Munich
  • 1969 Ph.D. in Botany. Dissertation: "Regulation of flavonoid biosynthesis in buckwheat(Fagopyrum esculentum Moench)", summa cum laude
  • 1962 - 1966 Undergraduate studies in botany, zoology, biochemistry

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
  • American Society of Plant Biologists
  • German Botanical Society
  • Federation of the European Societies of Plant Physiology
  • Swiss Society of Plant Physiology
  • Swiss Society of Biochemistry
  • Society of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Biology (Germany)
  • Japanese Society of Plant Physiology (Past)
  • German Society of Cell Biology
  • European Phytochemical Society
  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte

SELECTED OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Editorial Boards of the journals:
    • Presently: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung Section C, Journal of Biosciences (Editor-in-Chief);
    • Past: Plant Physiology; Plant Cell Physiology; Plant Cell Reports (Managing Editor); Planta
    • Member of the Swiss National Research Council (1993 - 2003)
    • Member of the Advisory Boards of the Max-Planck-Institut für Züchtungsforschung, Cologne, Germany (1989-2008), Institut für Pflanzenbiochemie, Halle, Germany (1992 – 2002), Zentrum für Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen, Tübingen (1999-2003), Heidelberg Institute of Plant Sciences (2005 -2007)
    • 1980 - 1987 Consultant, Monsanto Co., St. Louis
    • 1988 - 1998 Consultant, Ciba-Geigy Co. (Novartis), Basel
    • 2000 – 2002 Member Scientific Advisory Board, Aventis Agriculture, Lyon
    • 2009 – 2013 Consultant, Syngenta Co., Basel

Publications

204 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and monographs.

DISTINCTIONS
  • Elected corresponding member of the American Society of Plant Physiologists
  • Elected member of the Deutsche Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
  • Elected member of the Academia Europaea
  • Elected member of the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Elected corresponding Member of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Honorary member of the Russian Society of Plant Physiologists
  • Purkine Medal of the Czech Society of Plant Physiology
  • Honorary doctorate (Dr. h.c.) of the Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Honorary Professor at the Institute of Biotechnology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Golden Owl (Award for Excellence of Teaching), ETH Zürich
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