CV Charles Weissmann

Professor Charles Weissmann, M.D., Ph.D., For.Mem.R.S.

Personal Information

Born October 14, 1931
Swiss Citizen - Married, 3 children

Education

  • Zürich University, 1950-1961
  • Degrees of M.D. (1956) and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (1961)

Positions

  • Assistant to Professor P. Karrer, Zürich University, 1960-1961
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, 1961-1963
  • Instructor in Biochemistry, New York University School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, 1963-1964
  • Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, New York University School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, 1964-1965
  • Associate Professor in Biochemistry, New York University School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, 1965-1967
  • Professor extraordinarius in Molecular Biology, 1967-1970
  • Professor ordinarius in Molecular Biology, 1970-1999
  • Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Zürich, 1967-1999
  • Professor emeritus, University of Zürich, since 1999
  • Senior Research Scientist and Visiting Professor, MRC Prion Unit, St.Mary's Hospital, since 1999

Awards and Honours (selected)

  • Ruzicka Prize in Chemistry, Switzerland (1966)
  • Marcel Benoist Prize, Bern (1970)
  • Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (1980)
  • Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize, Amsterdam (1982)
  • Foreign Member of the Royal Society (1983)
  • Jung-Preis für Medizin, Hamburg (1988)
  • Foreign Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1989)
  • Robert-Koch Medal (1995)
  • Charles-Léopold Mayer Prize of the French Academy of Science (1996)
  • Klaus-Joachim-Zülch-Preis, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (1997)
  • Ausländisches Mitglied des Orden pour le mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste, Bonn (1998)

Honorary Degrees (Dr.h.c.)

  • University of Verona (1992)
  • University of Gent (1994)
  • ETH Zürich (1998)
  • University of Zürich (2000)
  • University of St.Andrews (2000)
  • Ecole Federal Polytechnique, Lausanne (2001)

Current address:

Scripps - Florida
RF 2, Room 248
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458 USA
Tel. (561) 799-8910
FAX 561 799-8960
e-mail: charlesw@scripps.edu