Werner Arber#


Werner Arber
Membership Number:255
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Elected:1989
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Present and Previous Positions
  • since 1996 Professor Emeritus
  • 1996 - 1999 President of the International Council for Science (ICSU)
  • 1986 - 1988 Rector of the University of Basel
  • 1971 - 1996 Full Professor in Molecular Microbiology, Biozentrum, University of Basel
  • 1970 - 1971 Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1965 Associate Professor in Molecular Biology, University of Geneva
  • 1962 Privatdocent, University of Geneva
  • 1960 Research assistant, University of Geneva
  • 1958 - 1959 Postdoctoral stay at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Fields of Scholarship
  • Microbial genetics
  • Horizontal gene transfer
  • Bacterial restriction and modification systems
  • Mobile genetic elements
  • Site-specific recombination
  • Molecular mechanisms of biological evolution

Honours and Awards

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