Leo Sachs - Curriculum vitae#

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Leo Sachs is a German-born Israeli molecular biologist and cancer researcher. Born in Leipzig, he emigrated to England in 1933, and to Israel in 1952. There he joined the Weizmann Institute of Science, where he founded the Department of Genetics.

  • 1965: Member, European Molecular Biology Organisation
  • 1972: Israel Prize for Natural Sciences; Harvey Lecture, Rockefeller University, New York; Fogarty Scholar, U.S.A. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
  • 1975: Member, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • 1977; Rothschild Prize in the Biological Sciences
  • 1980: Wolf Prize in Medicine
  • 1983: Bristol-Myers Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cancer Research, New York
  • 1985: Doctor Honoris Causa, Bordeaux University, France
  • 1986: The Royal Society Wellcome Foundation Prize, London
  • 1989: Alfred P. Sloan Prize, General Motors Cancer Research Foundation, New York
  • 1995: Foreign Associate, USA National Academy of Sciences
  • 1997: Fellow of the Royal Society, London; Warren Alpert Foundation Prize, Harvard Medical School, Boston; Doctor of Medicine Honoris Causa, Lund University, Sweden
  • 1998: Foreign Member, Academia Europaea
  • 1999: Honorary Fellow, University of Wales, Bangor
  • 2000: Ham-Wasserman Lecture, American Society of Hematology, San Francisco
  • 2001: Honorary Life Membership Award, International Cytokine Society
  • 2002: Emet Prize for Life Sciences, Medicine and Genetics

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