Charles Weissmann#


Charles Weissmann
Membership Number:241
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Elected:1989
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Homepage(s):https://www.scripps.edu/florida/research/faculty/weissmann




Present and Previous Positions
  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2004 - 2012 Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Infectology, Scripps Florida Research Institute
  • 1999 - 2005 Senior Research Scientist and Visiting Professor, MRC Prion Unit, St.Mary's Hospital
  • 1999 Professor emeritus, University of Zürich
  • 1967 - 1999 Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Zürich
  • 1970 - 1999 Professor ordinarius in Molecular Biology
  • 1967 - 1970 Professor extraordinarius in Molecular Biology
  • 1965 - 1967 Associate Professor in Biochemistry, New York University School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry
  • 1964 - 1965 Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, New York University School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry

Fields of Scholarship
  • First cloning and expression of interferon
  • Molecular genetics of neurogenerative prion diseases

Honours and Awards
  • 1966 Ruzicka Prize in Chemistry (Switzerland)
  • 1970 Marcel Benoist Prize, Bern
  • 1974 Sir Hans Krebs Medaille (Budapest)
  • 1979 Honorary Member of the American Society of Biological Chemistry
  • 1980 Otto Warburg Prize (Innsbruck)
  • 1980 Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • 1982 Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize, Amsterdam
  • 1982 Scheele Medal (Uppsala)
  • 1983 Foreign Member of the Royal Society
  • 1985 Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1987 Cancer Prize (Krebspreis) of the Schweizerische Krebsliga
  • 1988 Jung-Preis Für Medizin (Hamburg)
  • 1989 Foreign Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences
  • 1993 Gabor Medal of the Royal Society
  • 1995 Robert-Koch Medal
  • 1996 Datta Lectureship Award of the FEBS
  • 1996 Charles-Léopold Mayer Prize of the French Academy of Science
  • 1996 Royal Society Glaxo Wellcome Prize
  • 1997 Honorary Member, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Oxford
  • 1997 Member of the Schweizerische Akademie der Medizinischen Wissenschaften
  • 1997 August-Wilhelm-von-Hofmann-Denkmünze (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Wien)
  • 1997 Klaus-Joachim-Zülch-Preis (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)
  • 1997 Max Delbrück Medal (Berlin)
  • 1997 Wilhelm-Exner Medaille (Wien)
  • 1998 Distinguished Service Award (Miami)
  • 1998 Corresponding Member of the Nordrhein-Westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 1988 Ausländisches Mitglied des Orden pour le mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste (Bonn)
  • 1998 Mendel Medal (Genetical Society, London)
  • 1999 Extraordinary member of the Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin)
  • 1999 Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Professor (Columbia University, NY)
  • 1999 Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (Washington)
  • 2001 Betty and David Koetser Award (Zürich)
  • 2001 Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (London)
  • 2001 Friedrich-Bauer-Prize for Medical Research (University of Münich)
  • 2003 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize
  • 2004 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize (Harvard Medical School)
  • 2006 Fifth Annuary Dart/NYU Biotechnology Award (New York University)



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