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Biochemist , Biologist , educator

Julius Adler, German biochemist, educator, biologist. Recipient Otto-Warburg medal German Society Biological Chemistry, 1986, R.H. Wright award Simon Fraser University, 1988, Hilldale award University Wisconsin, 1988, Abbott-American Society Microbiology Lifetime Achievment award, 1995, William C. Rose award American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1996.


Adler, Julius was born on April 30, 1930 in Edelfingen, Germany. Came to United States, 1938, naturalized, 1943. Son of Adolf and Irma (Stern) Adler.


Bachalor of Arts, Harvard University, 1952. Master of Science, University Wisconsin, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1957.

Postdoctoral fellow, Washington University, St. Louis, 1959. Postdoctoral fellow, Stanford University, 1960. Doctorate (honorary), University Tübingen, Germany, 1987.

Doctorate (honorary), University Regensburg, Germany, 1995.


Assistant professor biochemistry and genetics University Wisconsin, Madison, 1960-1963, associate professor, 1963-1966, professor, 1966-1996. Professor emeritus University of Wisconsin, since 1996. Edwin Bret Hart professor biochemistry and genetics University Wisconsin, 1972, Steenbock professor microbiology science, 1982-1992.

Recipient honorary symposium on behavior and signaling in microorganisms, 1995.


  • Other Work

    • Research, publications in field.

    • Research papers on the behaviour of simple organisms, especially bacteria.


Member National Academy of Sciences (Selman A. Waksman Microbiology award 1980), American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters.


Married Hildegard Wohl, October 15, 1963. Children: David Paul, Jean Susan.

Adolf Adler

Irma (Stern) Adler

Hildegard Wohl

David Paul Adler

Jean Susan Adler