Franz Oesch#


Franz Oesch
Email:oesch 'at' uni-mainz.de
Membership Number:1295
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:foesch
Elected:1992
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Present and Previous Positions
  • April 2004 on In “active” retirement (still project leader of some grant projects)
  • 1983 - 2004 Director, Institute of Toxicology, University of Mainz
  • 1983 on Professor (C4) of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • 1981 - 1983 Professor (C4) of Pharmacology and Toxicology; Chairman, Department of Molecular Pharmacology, University of Mainz
  • 1974 - 1981 Professor (C3) of Pharmacology and Toxicology; Head, Section on Molecular Pharmacology, University of Mainz, Germany
  • 1972 - 1974 Wissenschaftlicher Adjunkt (Senior Research Associate), Department of Pharmacology, Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 1969 - 1971 Fellow of the Visiting Program of the US Health Service, NIAMD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • 1965-1969 Junior (65-66), then Senior (66-69) Assistant at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Fields of Scholarship
  • Genotoxicity
  • Chemical carcinogenesis
  • Metabolism of drugs and other foreign compounds
  • Enzymatic control of reactive metabolites
  • Proliferation control

Honours and Awards
  • 1977 Professor Max Cloetta Prize
  • 1982 Robert Koch Prize
  • 1985 GUM Prize
  • 1989 Prize of the Rheinisch-Westfälische Academy of Sciences
  • 1990 German Cancer Price
  • 1999 Prize for Scientific Innovation of the State Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Most Quoted Scientists: belonging to the top 0.1 % (Current Contents No. 41, October 12, 1981)
  • 1983 Walter Straub Memorial Lecture, Munich
  • 1986 The Biochemical Society 75th Anniversary Symposium Honoured Lecture, London
  • 1991 Keynote Lecture, International ISSX Meeting, Amsterdam
  • 1992 Otto Warburg Memorial Lecture, Berlin
  • 1992 Election to the Academia Europea
  • 1993 International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics Award
  • 1994 Novum Lecture, Karolinska Institute, Novum-Stockholm
  • 1995 MDC-Lecture, Max Delbrück Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, Berlin
  • 1996 International Union Against Cancer Roll of Honour
  • 1997 IEM Lecture, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
  • 1998 Keynote Review, International EAPCCT Congress, Zürich
  • 1998 Keynote Lecture, European Workshop on Drug Metabolism, Kopenhagen
  • 1999 Election to the National Academy of Sciences of Germany
  • 2000 Gerhard Zbinden Memorial Lecture Award
  • 2000 Werner Heisenberg-Medaille
  • 2002 Salk Lecture, Salk Institute, La Jolla
  • 2008 Election to the National Academy of Medicine of France


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