Randolf Menzel#

Randolf Menzel
Membership Number:1212
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2002 Guest Professor at the Center of Neuroscience at the University of Trondheim (Norway)
  • 1992 - 1995 President of the International Society of Neuroethology
  • 1988 - 1996 Elected referee in the field of Zoology for the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft”
  • 1987 - 1996 Curator of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen
  • 1977 - 1988 Regularly held the position of Administrative Director of the Institute for Animal Physiology and Applied Zoology, Department of Biology at the Free University of Berlin
  • 1978 - 1980 Dean of the School of Biology, Free University of Berlin
  • since 1976 Professor (C4) and Head of the Institute of Neurobiology at the Free University of Berlin
  • 1973 - 1976 Spokesperson for the research group “Neural basis of behaviour” at the TH Darmstadt
  • 1972 Appointed Assistant Professor (C2) with tenure at Zoologisches Institut, TH Darmstadt
  • 1971 “Habilitation” (university teaching qualification) in Zoology, TH Darmstadt
  • 1968 Appointed lecturer at the Technical University (TH) Darmstadt

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neurobiology and the behavior of the honeybee
  • Molecular, cellular, neural and behavioral mechanisms of learning & memor
  • Behavioral mechanisms of navigation and communication in insects
  • Neural basis of color vision and olfaction in insects

Honours and Awards
  • 1991 Leibniz Award from the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft”
  • 1991 Member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts, Mainz
  • 1992 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1993 Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
  • 1996 Member of the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina
  • 2000 Member of the Royal Norwegian Academy of Sciences
  • 2000 Körber-Preis for European Science, Körber Foundation , Hamburg
  • 2004 Karl Ritter von Frisch Prize of the German Zoology Society
  • 2007 Honorary doctorate, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse/Frankreich
  • 2008 International Prize of Cognitive Neuroscience, Foundation Fyssen/France
  • 2014 Member of the EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization)

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