Diter von Wettstein - Curriculum vitae#


Education Degree YearScientific field
University of Tübingendr.rer.nat.(Ph.D.)1953biology, biochemistry
University of Stockholmfil.lic. (Ph.D.)1953genetics
University of Stockholmfil.dr. (D.Sc.)1957genetics

  • From October 1, 1996 - present R.A. Nilan Distinguished Professor at Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences & School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University
  • 1972 to Sept.30, 1996 Professor and Head, Department of Physiology, Carlsberg Laboratory, Copenhagen
  • 1975 to 1988 Director Carlsberg Plant Breeding
  • 1962 to 1975 Professor and Head Institute of Genetics, University of Copenhagen
  • 1966, 1972, 1974 Visiting Professor at the University of California, Davis, CA
  • 1969 Visiting Professor at Washington State University
  • 1958 Rockefeller fellow, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena & Carnegie Institution of Washington, Cold Spring Harbor & Stanford
  • 1957 Assistant professor in Genetics at Stockholm University

Honors and Awards
  • Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences USA
  • Member of
    • Royal Danish Academy of Sciences
    • Royal Physiographical Society, Lund
    • European Molecular Biology Organization
    • Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
    • Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    • Academy of Technical Sciences, Copenhagen
    • Academia Europaea, Académie Royale des Sciences de Belgique
    • Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
    • Nordrhein-Westfälische Akad.d.Wissensch
    • Washington State Academy of Sciences
  • Honorary Member Swedish Seed Association, Svalöf
  • Lillö-Stiftelsens Prize for Genetic Research
  • Gregor Mendel Medal & Kurt Mothes Gold Medal, Leopoldina
  • Rebeiz Life Time Achievement Award
  • Dr.agro.h.c. Copenhagen

Honorary Offices
  • Member and Chair, Scientific Advisory Board Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, 1980-91
  • Chair Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee UNDP/World Bank/WHO Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, 1985-89
  • Member of Sainsbury Laboratory Council, Norwich, 1987-95
  • Member Fachbeirat, Max-Planck-Institut für Züchtungsforschung, Köln 1992-1996
  • Chair Fachbeirat, Institut für Pflanzengenetik & Kulturpflanzenforschung, Gatersleben,1992-95
  • Chair International Advisory Board, Graduate School, Experimental Plant Sciences.Wageningen Agricultural University,1993-95
  • Mercator Prof., Justus Liebig University Giessen 2007-10
  • Visit. Prof. North East Normal University, Changchun, China, 2007-12
  • Guest Professor Wuhan University, 2011-2014
  • Consultant Wuhan National Bioindustry Base

Diter von Wettstein has published 340 papers in genetics, plant breeding, developmental physiology, cell biology, plant biochemistry and molecular biology, graduated 55 M.Sc. and 69 Ph.D. students.

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