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John Collins

John Collins, British molecular genetics educator, researcher, inventor. Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund fellow, 1971-1974.


  • Collins, John was born on April 7, 1945 in Bournemouth, England. Son of Alfred Ernest and Pearl (Levy) Collins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, University London, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Leicester University, England, 1971.


    • Postdoctoral fellow University California, San Diego, 1971-1974, University Copenhagen, 1974-1975. Research assistant National Center for Biotechnology, Institute for Biotechnology Research, Braunschweig, Federal Republic Germany, 1975-1981, head genetics department Federal Republic Germany, 1981-1994, head section cell biology and genetics Federal Republic Germany, 1987-1994. Chief technical officer Cosmix Molecular Biologicals GmbH, 2002—2003, founder, Chief Executive Officer, 1997—2001.

      Professor genetics Tech University, since 1987, head department directed evolution, since 2003. Associate committee applications Academy of Sciences, Paris, l988-98. Counselor Biofutur, l982-97.

      Media appearances public debater on gene technical.


    • Member editorial board Methods in Molecular and Cellular Biology, l988-97, Clinical Biotechnology, l989-94. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals. Patentee process for production hybrid bacteria.


    Consultant Gryphon Therapeautics, San Francisco, 2003-2005. Advisor, grant reviewer Ministry Research and Technology, Bonn, Federal Republic Germany, 1984-1996, German Science Foundation, Bonn, 1983-1998. Member committee on ethics of gene technical investigation Evangelical Church, Hannover, Federal Republic Germany, 1983-1988.

    Fellow European Molecular Biology Organization. Member Human Genome Organization (founding committee, finance committee 1988-1989), German Biological Chemical Society, German Genetics Society.



    Magic, cuisine, problem solving, history and philosophy of science, boules.


    • Married Marie-Christiane Martin, April 12, 1969. Children: Simon, Pascal.
    • father: Alfred Ernest Collins
    • mother: Pearl (Levy) Collins
    • spouse: Marie-Christiane Martin
    • children: Simon Collins
    • Pascal Collins
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    Born April 7, 1945
    (age 72)
    • 1967
      University London
    • 1971
      Leicester University
    • 1971 - 1974
      Postdoctoral fellow, University California
      San Diego, California, United States
    • 1974 - 1975
      Postdoctoral fellow, University California
    • 1975 - 1981
      research assistant, National Center for Biotechnology
      Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany, Niedersachsen, Germany, Germany
    • 2002 - 2003
      chief technical officer, Cosmix Molecular Biologicals GmbH
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