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Michael M. Oelck

Michael M. Oelck, Irish, Canadian plant geneticist, researcher. Achievements include protoplast regeneration of numerous plant species; discovery of origin of somatic embryogenesis triggered by glufosinate-ammonium; genetic engineering of Canadian canola for herbicide resistance. Graduate grantee Max Planck Institute, Cologne, 1980-1983.

Background

  • Oelck, Michael M. was born on July 26, 1954 in Münster, Federal Republic of Germany. Son of Max and Ursula (Swiderski) Oelck.

  • Education

    • Diploma in Plant Genetics and Agronomy, University Agriculture, Bonn., Federal Republic of Germany, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Genetics, University Cologne, Federal Republic of Germany, 1984.

    Career

    • Leader research laboratory Hoechst AG, Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany, 1984-1988. Visiting scientist Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 1988-1990. Group leader biotechnology Hoechst Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1990-1993.

      Leader biotech AgrEvo Canada, since 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include protoplast regeneration of numerous plant species. Discovery of origin of somatic embryogenesis triggered by glufosinate-ammonium. Genetic engineering of Canadian canola for herbicide resistance.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to Journal Plant Breeding, Journal Plant Physiology, Biotechnology, International Rapeseed Congress.

    Membership

    Emergency ambulance officer Malteser Hilfsdienst, Kelkheim, Germany, 1987-1988. Member Deutsche Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft, Verein für Angestellte Akademiker, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Angewandte Botanik, International Association Plant Cell Tissue Culture, Canadian Seed Trade Association.

    Connections

    • Married Elke Steinmann, October 15, 1983. Children: Fabian, Alexandra, Florian, Victoria.
    • father: Max Oelck
    • mother: Ursula (Swiderski) Oelck
    • spouse: Elke Steinmann
    • children: Fabian Oelck
    • Alexandra Oelck
    • Florian Oelck
    • Victoria Oelck
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    Born July 26, 1954
    (age 63)
    Nationality
    • 1981
      University Agriculture
    • 1984
      University Cologne
    • 1984 - 1988
      Leader, research laboratory Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
      Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany, Hessen, Germany, Germany
    • 1988 - 1990
      visiting scientist, Agriculture Canada
      Ottawa, Kansas, United States
    • 1990 - 1993
      group leader, biotechnology Hoechst Canada
      Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    • 1994
      leader, biotech AgrEvo Canada

    Award