Prof. Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker

Warum sind die USA führend in den Lebenswissenschaften?

Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker

Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker

„How research in the United States boosts life sciences” ist der Titel des Vortrags von Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker, Generalsekretär der Human Frontier Science Program Organization, im Rahmen der „Tauchgänge in die Wissenschaft“.

Career:

  • 1968 Ph.D. at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
  • Postdoctoral fellow at the University of California in Berkeley and the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Since 1977 Professor at the Institute of Biochemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
  •             Since 1988 Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 1998 – 2006 President, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation)
  • 2003 – 2004 Chairman, European Heads of Research Councils (EUROHORCs)
  • 2007 – 2009 Secretary General, European Research Council ERC
  • Since 2009 Secretary General, Human Frontier Science Program Organization, Strasbourg, France

 Area of work:

  • Virus/cell interaction
  • Mechanisms of gene expression in higher cells
  • Prionic diseases (including BSE)
  • Science Management