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Wilhelm GRUISSEM Professor of Plant Biotechnology, ETH Zurich


1979 University of Bonn, Germany, Ph.D. (Genetics and Molecular Biology)
1983-2000 Professor of Plant Biology, University of California, Berkeley
since 2000 Professor of Plant Biotechnology, ETH Zurich
since 2006 President, European Plant Science Organization


Co-Editor, The Plant Cell, 1990-1995
Editorial Board, Nucleic Acids Research, since 1991
Editor-in-Chief, Plant Molecular Biology, since 2001
Advisory Board, Molecular Plant, since 2006


Zhang P, Jaynes JM, Potrykus I, Gruissem W and Puonti-Kaerlas J. (2003) Transfer and expression of an artificial storage protein (ASP1) gene in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz). Transgenic Research 12: 243-250
Poletti S, Gruissem W and Sautter C., The nutritional fortification of cereals. Curr Opin Biotechnology 15: 162-165, 2004
Zhang P, Vanderschuren H, Fütterer J and Gruissem W., Resistance to cassava mosaic disease in transgenic cassava expressing antisense RNAs targeting virus replication genes. Plant Biotechnology Journal 3: 385-397, 2005
Stupak M, Vanderschuren H, Gruissem W and Zhang P., Biotechnology approaches to cassava protein improvement. Trends Food Sci Technol 17: 634-641, 2006


Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, 1998
Chancellor s Professorship, UC Berkeley, 1999
Anniversary Prize 2003 of the Eiselen Foundation Ulm, Germany
Elected Fellow and Corresponding Member, American Society of Plant Biologists, 2007