!!George M. Coupland - Curriculum vitae
__University Education__
*1977 - 1984	Glasgow University, Department of Microbiology - Graduated with First Class Honours in Microbiology
*1981 - 1984	Edinburgh University, Department of Molecular Biology, Ph.D. with Professor Neil Willetts. Awarded a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in December 1984 - Title of thesis: The transposable elements and conjugation system of the IncN plasmid R46
__Post-Doctoral Experience__
*1985 - 1988	Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne and Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne - Received a Royal Society European Exchange Fellowship and an EMBO long-term Fellowship to work as a post doctoral fellow with Professor Peter Starlinger
__Tenured positions__
*1989 - 2001	Research group leader at the Plant Breeding Institute, Cambridge, UK. In March 1990 moved with the Institute to the Cambridge Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich.
*2001 -	In January 2001 appointed as a Director of the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne
__External appointments and Honours__
*Honorary Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, 1993-2001
*Honorary Professor at the University of Cologne, April 2003
*Elected Member of European Molecular Biology Organisation, 2001
*Elected Associate Member of the Class of Sciences of the Royal Academy of Belgium, 2006
*Elected Fellow of the Royal Society, London, 2007
*Elected Member to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, 2009
*Elected Member of Academia Europaea, UK, 2009
*Faculty of 1000 Member, 2011
*Elected foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 2012
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