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biophysicist , educator , Molecular biologist

Kurt Wüthrich, Swiss molecular biologist, biophysicist, educator.


Wüthrich, Kurt was born on October 4, 1938 in Aarberg, Switzerland.


Master of Science, University Bern, Switzerland, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University Basel, Switzerland, 1964. Coronary heart Disease (honorary), University Siena, Italy, 1997.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Zürich, Switzerland, 1997. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, 2001. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Sheffield, England, 2004.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Valencia, Spain, 2004. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), King George's Medical University, India, 2005. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Pecs, Hungary, 2005.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Lomonosov State University, Russia, 2006. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Verona, Italy, 2007. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Rene Descartes, Paris, 2007.


Lecturer in chemistry, physics and mathematics University Bern, 1957—1962. Postdoctoral training University Basel, 1964—1965, University California, Berkeley, 1965—1967. Member technical staff Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1967—1969.

Lecturer Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule ) Zurich, Zürich, 1969—1972, assistant professor, 1972—1976, associate professor, 1976—1980, professor biophysics, since 1980, chairman department biology, 1995-2000. Cecil H. & Ida M. Green visiting professor structural biology Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, since 2001.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Quarterly Review Biophysics, 1984-1991, 1996—2001, Macromolecular Structures, 1990—2000. Member editl board numerous science publications. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Society London (foreign member), Indian National Science Academy. Member: National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate), Swiss Academy Engineering Sciences, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Korean Magnetic Resonance Society (honorary), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Society Japan (honorary), European Academy Arts & Humanities (honorary), International Society Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (honorary), Royal Society Chemistry (honorary), Japanese Bio-chemical Society (honorary), National Magnetic Resonance Society India (honorary), Swiss Chemical Society (honorary), Royal Society Edinburgh (honorary), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (honorary), Latvian Academy of Sciences (honorary), Indian Biophysics Society (honorary), American Academy Arts & Sciences (honorary foreign member), Academia Europea, European Molecular Biology Organization.


Married Marianne Briner, 1963. Children: Bernhard Andrew, Karin Lynn.

Marianne Briner

Bernhard Andrew Wüthrich

Karin Lynn Wüthrich