Giorgio Bernardi#

Giorgio Bernardi
Membership Number:318
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2010- Visiting Professor, Biology Department, Rome 3 University, Rome, Italy
  • 2009-2012 President of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS)
  • 2007-2009 Vice-President of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS)
  • 2007- President Emeritus, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy
  • 2002- Directeur de Recherche Honoraire, CNRS
  • 2001-2004 Secretary General of the International Union of the Biological Sciences (IUBS)
  • 1999 Scholar of the European Union Senior Research Program in Japan, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan (Prof. T. Gojobori) [July-August]
  • 1998-2009 Head, Laboratory of Molecular Evolution, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy
  • 1998-2007 President of the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy
  • 1997-2002 Directeur de Recherche émérite, CNRS
  • 1997-2002 Expert, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Rome, Italy
  • 1996-1997 Visiting Professor, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan (Prof. T. Gojobori) [July-August].
  • 1995 Visiting Professor, University of Osaka, Institute for Molecular & Cellular Biology, Osaka, Japan (Prof. K. Matsubara) [July-September]
  • 1981-1984 Fogarty Scholar, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA (Dr. G. Felsenfeld; Dr. M. Singer) [Summers].
  • 1978-1981 Co-Director of the Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France
  • 1973-1997 Directeur de Recherche de Classe Exceptionnelle, CNRS
  • 1970-2002 Head, Laboratoire de Génétique Moléculaire, Institut de Recherche en Biologie Moléculaire (later, Institut Jacques Monod), Paris, France
  • 1968-1973 Directeur de Recherche, CNRS
  • 1962-1968 Maître de Recherche, CNRS.
  • 1962 Visiting Scientist, Department of Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., USA (Prof. C.A. Thomas, Jr.)
  • 1959-1962 Chargé de Recherches, CNRS
  • 1959-1969 Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolécules, Centre National de la Recherche Scientific (CNRS), Strasbourg, France
  • 1957-1959 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada
  • 1956-1957 Research Fellow, Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolécules, Strasbourg, France; Institute of Advanced Technology, Bradford, UK
  • 1953-1956 Assistant, Department of Biochemistry, Universities of Padova and Pavia, Italy
  • 1952-1953 Medical Officer, Italian Air Force.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Genome organization
  • Chromosome structure
  • Genome evolution

Honours and Awards
  • 1964 Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).
  • 1973 1st Karl-August-Forster Prize, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz, Germany.
  • 1975 - 1981 Member of the Scientific Council of EMBO.
  • 1977 Honorary Member of the Societá Italiana di Biologia Sperimentale.
  • 1981 Listed as one of the 1,000 most cited authors (Institute for Scientific Information, Philadelphia, PA., USA; survey of 1965-1978 publications)
  • 1982 ICSU/TWAS/UNESCO Lecturer, University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica (August).
  • 1986 Diplôme d'honneur of the Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS)
  • 1989 Member of Academia Europea
  • 1989 Member of the Human Genome Organization (HUGO)
  • 1994 1st Engelhardt Lecture, Moscow
  • 1997 Member of the "Societá Nazionale di Scienze, Lettere e Arti", Naples (Italy)
  • 1997 1st Bayev Lecture, Moscow, Russia
  • 1998 EMBO Lecture, Montesilvano, Italy
  • 2000 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 2001 "Erasmus Lecture", Academia Europea, Venice, Italy
  • 2004 Member of "Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti", Venice, Italy
  • 2004 Member of "Accademia Pontaniana", section Natural Sciences, Naples, Italy
  • 2005 Member of "Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze, detta dei XL", Rome, Italy
  • 2005 Foreign Honorary Member of the Genetics Society of Japan

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