Ingo Potrykus#

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Membership Number:524
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND

Present and Previous Positions
  • 1999 - present Professor Emeritus of Plant Sciences at the Institute of Plant Sciences of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology(ETH), Zurich
  • 1986 Professor of plant sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • Research group leader at the Max-Planck Institute for Plant Genetics. Ladenberg, Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Gene technology (genetic engineering projects aimed at improving yield stability and food quality of crops)

Honours and Awards
  • 2007 Honorary doctor at the University of Freiburg
  • 2007 Bertebos prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry
  • 2006 Nature Biotechnology
  • 2005 Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican
  • 2002 Crop Science of America (CSSSA) President’s Award
  • 2002 European Culture Award in Science
  • 2002 Honorary Doctor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • 2001 American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Leadership in Science Public Service Award
  • 2001 Crop Science of America (CSSA) Klepper Endowment Lectureship
  • 2000 Kumho (International Society for Plant Molecular Biology) Science International Award in Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Member of Academia Europaea
  • Member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Member of Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences

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