Department of Evolutionary Genetics
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone: +49 341 3550 - 500
|1955||Born in Stockholm, Sweden.|
|1975-1976||School of Interpreters, Swedish Defense Forces.|
|1975-1981||Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Uppsala, including History of Science, Egyptology, Russian.|
|1977-1980||Medical studies at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.|
|1979-1980||Part time research and teaching at the Department of Cell Biology, Uppsala, and Roche Institute for Molecular Biology, Nutley, N.J. USA.|
|1981-1986||Full time research as PhD-student at the Department of Cell Research, Uppsala.|
|1986||PhD degree at University of Uppsala, Sweden.|
|1986-1987||Postdoctoral research at the Institute for Molecular Biology II, University of Zürich, Switzerland.|
|1987||Short period of work at Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, UK.|
|1987-1990||Postdoctoral research at Department of Biochemistry, University of California at Berkeley, USA.|
|1990||Docent (habilitation) in Medical Genetics, University of Uppsala, Sweden.|
|1990-1998||Full Professor (C4) of General Biology, University of Munich, Germany.|
|1997-||Director, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.|
|1999-||Honorary Professor of Genetics and Evolutionary Biology, University of Leipzig, Germany.|
|2003-2015||Guest Professor of Comparative Genomics, University of Uppsala, Sweden.|
Scholarships, Fellowships and Honors
|1984-1986||Training scholarship from the Swedish Cancer Society.|
|1986||EMBO short-term fellowship.|
|1987-1989||EMBO long-term fellowship.|
|1992||Leibniz Prize of the German Science Foundation.|
|1994||Honorary Doctorate, University of Zurich, Switzerland.|
|1996||EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture, Heidelberg, Germany.|
|1998||Member, Academia Europaea. |
Max Delbrück Medal, Berlin, Germany.
|1999||Member, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, Germany. |
Carus Medal and Prize, Halle and Schweinfurt,Germany.
|2000||Honorary Doctorate, University of Helsinki, Finland. |
Rudbeck Prize, Uppsala, Sweden.
Member, Royal Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden.
|2002||Member, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle, Germany. |
Foreign Member, Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, Helsinki, Finland.
|2003||Leipzig Science Prize, Leipzig, Germany. |
Ernst Schering Prize, Berlin, Germany.
Member, Saxonian Academy of Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.
|2004||Foreign Member, National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, USA.|
|2005||Louis Jeantet Prize for Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. |
Virchow Medal, University of Würzburg, Germany.
|2007||Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People in the World. |
Emeritus Member, Academie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences, Brussels, Belgium.
|2008||Order of Terra Mariana, 3rd Class, Republic of Estonia. |
Gorjanovic-Kramberger Medal, Zagreb, Croatia.
Honorary Professor, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of
Sciences, Beijing, China.
Academy of Achievement Honoree, Washington D.C., USA.
Pour le mérite, Bonn, Germany.
Honorary Doctorate, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
|2009||Kistler Prize, Seattle, WA, USA. |
Grosses Bundesverdienstkreuz mit Stern, Berlin, Germany.
Darwin-Plakette, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle, Germany.
Anatomische Les, Amsterdam, Holland.
|2010||Theodor Bücher Medal, Federation of European Biochemical Societies. |
Honorary Member, Croatian Anthropological Society, Zagreb, Croatia.
|2011|| Newcomb-Cleveland Prize, AAAS, Washington, D.C. |
Foreign Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge MA, USA.
Biochemical Analysis Prize, DGKL, Berlin, Germany.
|2012||H.M. The King's Medal (Kon:sGM12mhb), Stockholm, Sweden. |
Honorary Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm,
Corresponding Member, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb, Croatia.
Heisse Kartoffel, Leipzig, Gemany.
|2013||Gruber Genetics Prize, New Haven, CT, USA. |
Foreign Member, Royal Academy of Engineering, Stockholm, Sweden.
|2014||Learning Ladder Prize, Stockholm, Sweden. |
Allen Distinguished Investigator.
|2015||Lomonosov Large Gold Medal, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. |
Doctor of Science h.c., National University of Ireland, Galway.
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Mountain View, CA, USA.
|1990-1993||Associate Editor, Journal of Human Evolution.|
|1991-2004||Editorial Board, Genome Research.|
|1991-||Editorial Board, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.|
|1991-1995||HUGO Committee for Human Genetic Diversity.|
|1992-1993||Life Sciences Group, European Community Program "Human Capital and Mobiliy".|
|1993-1996||Panel member, Ancient Biomolecules Initiative, Science & Engineering Research Council, UK.|
|1995-2002||Editorial Board, Biological Chemistry.|
|1996-2006||Editorial Board, BioTechniques.|
|1996||EMBL Review Board, Biological Instrumentation Programme.|
|1997-2002||Editorial Board, Human Heredity.|
|1997-2000||Editorial Board, Ancient Biomolecules.|
|1997||Main organizer, Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.|
|1997-2005||Board of Directors, "Genome Research" and "Cell Factory for functional Genomics" programs. Foundation for Strategic Research, Sweden.|
|1998||Organizer, Cold Spring Harbor Meeting on Human Evolution.|
|2000-||Advisory Board, Trends in Ecology and Evolution. |
Organizer, Banbury Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
|2000-2003||Scientific Advisory Board, Pyrosequencing AB, Sweden.|
|2001||Organizer, SNP Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden.|
|2001-2005||Kuratorium, Leipziger Stiftung für Innovation und Technologietransfer.|
|2004-2006||Organizer, Cold Spring Harbor Meeting “The Biology of Genomes”.|
|2004-2006||Scientific Advisory Board, Joint Genome Institute, Department of Energy, Walnut Creak, California, USA.|
|2005-2007||Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Uppsala Centre for Comparative Genomics, Sweden.|
|2005||Organizer, "International Workshop on Encoding Information in DNA Sequences", Okinawa, Japan.|
|2007||Organizer, "Symposium on the Evolution of Brain, Behaviour & Intelligence", Hinxton, UK. |
Organizer, "Linnaeus Classification of Humans Revisited", Uppsala, Sweden.
|2008-||Scientific Advisory Board, Cold Spring Harbor Asia, Suzhou, China|
|2014-||Scientific Advisory Board, SciLifeLab, Sweden|
|1979-1980||Teaching assistant, Medical Cell Biology and Histology.|
|1981-1986||Lectures in Cell Biology and Genetics for medical students.|
|1980-1986||Lectures in History of Science for Egyptology students.|
|1987||Course in pedagogy for faculty, University of Uppsala.|
|1991-1998||Organization of theoretical and practical teaching in general biology and evolution, University of Munich.|
|1999-||Teaching in molecular evolutionary biology, University of Leipzig.|