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Dr. Dieter SCHWEIZER Wissenschaftlicher Direktor, Gregor Mendel-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenbiologie der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien

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1970 Ph.D. (summa cum laude), University of Basel, Switzerland
1971-1973 Post-doctoral education as a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford (Prof. C.D. Darlington), and at the John Innes Institute, Norwich, UK
1974-1980 Visiting Assistant, University of Vienna
1980,-82,-89 Visiting Lecturer, University of Kaiserslauten, Germany
1978 Habilitation (Univ. Doz.) in Cytology, University of Vienna
1983 Appointment as Associate Professor - ao. Prof., Vienna University
1986-2004 Full Professor - o. Prof. (Cytology & Genetics in Botany) and Head of Department, Institute of Botany, University of Vienna
2004-2006 Head of Department (Chromosome Biology), Max F. Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna
2000-2006 Founding Director of the Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

Memberships

Fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (elected 1992)
Fellow of the Argentinian Academy of Sciences at Cordoba
Elected member of the Executive Council of the Federation of European Genetical Societies (FEGS)

Publications

numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of chromosome biology and transmission genetics

Awards

SNF-Young Researchers Promotion Fellowship awarded by the University of Basel, 1971
Honorary Professor (Cytogenetics), University of Salzburg, 1988
Kardinal-Innitzer-Würdigungspreis für Naturwissenschaften, 2004