CV Max Birnstiel

Prof. Dr. Max L. Birnstiel

12.7.1933 - 15.11.2014

1945-51 Cantonal Gymnasium, Zurich, Switzerland

1952-59 Diploma in Physical Chemistry and Doctorate (Dr. sc. nat) in Botany at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich

1960-63 Postdoc at Caltech, Pasadena, USA, with Prof. James Bonner

1963-72 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Professor (personal chair) at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland

1968-71 Commissione Scientifico, Laboratorio di Embriologia Moleculare, Napoli, Italia

1972-86 Professor and Chairman of the Institute of Molecular Biology II, University of Zurich, Switzerland

1973-77 Executive Committee of the European Cell Biology Organization (ECBO)

1975-76 Advisory Committee of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

1975-78 President of the Union of Swiss Society of Experimental Biology (USGEB)

1975-78 President of Section VI of the Naturforschenden Gesellschaft

1975-78 Fund comittee of EMBO

1976-78 Commission Scientifique, Institut Suisse de Recherches Experimentales sur le Cancer (ISREC)

1976-83 Research Council, Swiss National Science Foundation, Bern

1977 Dr. rer. nat. h.c., University of Fribourg, Switzerland

1978 Dr. phil. h.c., University of Lund, Sweden

1983-90 Chairman of EMBO Council and Editor-in-Chief of EMBO Journal

1979 Otto Nägeli Prize, Switzerland

1983 Foreign Associate of the US Academy of Sciences, Washington

1984 Member of the Associazione di Biologia Cellulare e del Differentiamento, Milano, Italia

1985 Corresponding Member of the Brasilian Academy of Sciences

1986-96 Director, the Boehringer Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria

1986 Prof. h.c. phil., University of Zurich

1987 Prof. h.c. (Molecular Biology), Science Faculty, Universitity of Vienna, Austria

1987 Prof. h.c. (Molecular Biology), Medical Faculty, University of Vienna

1987 Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Halle, Germany

1988 Founding Member of the Academia Europea

1989 Corresponding Member of the Medical Society, Vienna

1989 Medal for Services to the City of Vienna

1989 Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

1991 Dr. rer. nat. h.c., University of Guelph, Canada

1992 Founding Member of the European Working Group on Human Gene Transfer and Therapy, Paris

1993 Real Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

1993 Active Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, New York, USA

1994 Wilhelm Exner Medal, Vienna

1996 Dr. h.c., University of Edinburgh, Scotland

1996 Medal (Grosses Sibernes Ehrenzeichen) for Services rendered to the Republic of Austria, Vienna

1997 Dr. h.c., Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Moscow, Russia

1998- Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Intercell AG, Vienna

1998-2002 Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Intercell AG, Vienna

2001 Corresponding Member of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences