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-||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.
Order of Terra Mariana, 3rd Class, Republic of Estonia.
Kistler Prize, Seattle, WA, USA.
|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|
|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.|
|2002-||Kuratorium, BioCity Leipzig.|
|2003-||Editorial Board, PLoS Biology.|
|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.|
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|
|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.|