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Gerhard Hermann Gottschalk

Professor

Gerhard Hermann Gottschalk, German microbiologist, educator. Recipient Philip Morris award for technologies of the future, 1992, Federal Cross of Merit, Republic of Germany, 2005, Emil von Behring prize, 2006. Member of Academy of Sciences Göttingen (president 1998—2000).

Background

Gottschalk, Gerhard Hermann was born on March 27, 1935 in Germany. Son of Gerhard Wilhelm and Irmgard (Ploetz) Gottschalk.

Education

Diploma in Chemistry, Humboldt University, Berlin, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany, 1963.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow University California, Berkeley, 1964-1966, visiting professor department biochemistry, 1978—1979. Lecturer Georg-August University, 1967-1970, professor microbiology, 1970—2003, rector, 1975—1976, professor genome research, since 2003. President Union German Academies Sciences & Humanities, 2003—2007.

Visiting professor department bacteriology University California, Davis, 1972—1973. President ALL European Academies (ALLEA), 1998—2000.

Works

  • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of Academy of Sciences Göttingen (president 1998—2000).

Connections

Married Ellen-Marie Hrabowski, August 6, 1960. Children: Urda, Stephen, Eckart.

father:
Gerhard Wilhelm Gottschalk

mother:
Irmgard (Ploetz) Gottschalk

spouse:
Ellen-Marie Hrabowski

children:
Urda Gottschalk

Stephen Gottschalk

Eckart Gottschalk