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Richard Willems

Richard Willems, Estonian molecular biologist. Board directors Estonian Soroz Foundation, 1990-1992. Member Estonian Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (foreign member), Human Genome Organization.

Background

  • Willems, Richard was born on November 28, 1944 in Parnu, Estonia. Son of Leo Endel and Dorrit Regina (Selling) Willems.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Tartu (Estonia) University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Tartu (Estonia) University, 1972. Doctor of Science in Molecular Biology, Moscow University, 1983.

    Career

    • Research fellow Tartu University, 1972-1975, senior researcher, 1976-1977. Visiting scientist Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1975-1976, Edinburgh (Scotland) University, 1977-1978. Senior, principal researcher Institute Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Tartu, 1978-1985.

      Director Estonian Biocentre, since 1985. Professor Tartu University, since 1986. Member Presidium of Academy of Sciences, Tallinn, since 1987.

      Vice president Estonian Academy of Sciences, since 1995.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Board directors Estonian Soroz Foundation, 1990-1992. Member Estonian Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (foreign member), Human Genome Organization.

    Personality

    Interests

    Mountain climbing, wildlife travel.

    Connections

    • Married Anne Vainer, May 8, 1970. Children: Martin, Kristin.
    • father: Leo Endel Willems
    • mother: Dorrit Regina (Selling) Willems
    • spouse: Anne Vainer
    • children: Martin Willems
    • Kristin Willems
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    Born November 28, 1944
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      Tartu (Estonia) University
    • 1972
      Tartu (Estonia) University
    • 1983
      Moscow University
    • 1975 - 1976
      visiting scientist, Uppsala (Sweden) University
    • 1977 - 1978
      visiting scientist, Uppsala (Sweden) University
    • 1978 - 1985
      senior, Institute Chemical Physics and Biophysics
      Tartu, Estonia, Estonia
    • 1978 - 1985
      principal researcher, Institute Chemical Physics and Biophysics
      Tartu, Estonia, Estonia
    • 1985
      director, Estonian Biocentre
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