George M. Coupland - Curriculum vitae#


University Education
  • 1977 - 1984 Glasgow University, Department of Microbiology - Graduated with First Class Honours in Microbiology
  • 1981 - 1984 Edinburgh University, Department of Molecular Biology, Ph.D. with Professor Neil Willetts. Awarded a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in December 1984 - Title of thesis: The transposable elements and conjugation system of the IncN plasmid R46

Post-Doctoral Experience
  • 1985 - 1988 Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne and Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne - Received a Royal Society European Exchange Fellowship and an EMBO long-term Fellowship to work as a post doctoral fellow with Professor Peter Starlinger

Tenured positions
  • 1989 - 2001 Research group leader at the Plant Breeding Institute, Cambridge, UK. In March 1990 moved with the Institute to the Cambridge Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich.
  • 2001 - In January 2001 appointed as a Director of the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne

External appointments and Honours
  • Honorary Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, 1993-2001
  • Honorary Professor at the University of Cologne, April 2003
  • Elected Member of European Molecular Biology Organisation, 2001
  • Elected Associate Member of the Class of Sciences of the Royal Academy of Belgium, 2006
  • Elected Fellow of the Royal Society, London, 2007
  • Elected Member to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, 2009
  • Elected Member of Academia Europaea, UK, 2009
  • Faculty of 1000 Member, 2011
  • Elected foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 2012


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