Giorgio Bernardi - Curriculum vitae#


Degrees

  • 1952 M.D. (cum laude), University of Padova, Italy. Thesis on "The determination of phosphate esters in animal tissues" (work started in 1951 in the Biochemistry Department of the Nobel Institute, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Director Prof. Hugo Theorell).
  • 1953-1956 Examinations in Physics, University of Pavia, Italy.
  • 1962 "Libero Docente" in Physical Biochemistry, Rome, Italy.
  • 1967 Doctorat d'Etat (PhD) in Physics, University of Strasbourg, France(Honorary Chairman of the Jury: Jacques Monod).
  • 1997 "Doctor honoris causa", Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Moscow, Russia.
  • 2003 "Doctor honoris causa", University of Ancona, Italy.
  • 2012 "Doctor honoris causa" Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay.

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

Honors
  • 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.

Chairman
  • 1977-1986 Course Committee of FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies).
  • 1981-1990 Standing Advisory Committee on Recombinant DNA of EMBO.
  • 1981-1986 Interest Group on Genome Structure and Expression of IUB (International Union of Biochemistry).
  • 1982-1996 Committee for Genetic Experimentation (COGENE) of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU).
  • 1993-International Society of Molecular Evolution (ISME).
  • 2002-2007 Scientific Council of UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science for Europe (BRESCE-Venice).

Member
  • 1975-1981 Course Committee of EMBO.
  • 1975-1980 Scientific Council of Stazione Zoologica (Naples).
  • 1975-1982 Committee of Biological Chemistry of CNRS.
  • 1976-1981 Committee for Genetic Experimentation, EMBO.
  • 1976-1981 Committee for Genetic Experimentation (COGENE) of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU).
  • 1982-1986 Scientific Council of the Institute of Molecular & Cellular Pathology (Bruxelles).
  • 1988-1995 Scientific Council of Stazione Zoologica (Naples).
  • 2001-2002 Scientific Council of UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science for Europe (ROSTE-Venice).
  • 2001 Advisory Committee of AIST Bioinformatics Research Consortium, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2002 Selection Committee for the International Prize for Biology, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2002-2003 Scientific Council of the Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine.
  • 2002 Committee of the Craaford Prize, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2004 Committee of the Rey Jaime I Prize, Valencia, Spain.

Member of the Editorial Boards*
  • 1971 - 1976 European Journal of Biochemistry (Advisory Board).
  • 1972 - 1978 Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
  • 1972 - 1979 Nucleic Acids Research.
  • 1975 - 1984 Trends in Biochemical Sciences.
  • 1976 - 1987 European Journal of Biochemistry (Managing Editor).
  • 1980 - 1995 Biochemistry International.
  • 1980 - 2010 Folia Biologica.
  • 1982 - 1984 EMBO Journal.
  • 1984 - 1988 Trends in Genetics.
  • 1986 - 1988 Nucleic Acids Research.
  • 1986 - 1999 Journal of Molecular Evolution (Associate Editor).
  • 1988 - 1989 ISI Atlas of Science-Biochemistry.
  • 1989 - 1995 GENE (Editor).
  • 1990 - NIH Alumni Association Newsletter.
  • 1991 - Animal Biology.
  • 1991 - 1995 Molecular Ecology.
  • 1991 - 1997 Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution.
  • 1992 - 1997 Evolucion Biologica.
  • 1996 - Journal of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Korea).
  • 1996 - 2009 New Comprehensive Biochemistry, 10 volumes (General Editor).
  • 1996 - 2008 GENE (Editor-in-Chief).
  • 1999 - 2005 Journal of Molecular Evolution (Senior Editor).
  • 2003 - Zoological Science.
  • 2007 - 2012 Marine Genomics (Founder and Editor-in-Chief).

* (unless otherwise stated)

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