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educator , Geneticist

Leo Sachs, German geneticist, educator. Recipient Israel prize for natural science, 1972, Rothschild prize in biological science, 1977, Wolf Foundation prize in medicine, Israel, 1980, Sloan prize, General Motors Cancer Research Foundation, 1989, Warren Alpert prize, Harvard Medical School, 1997, Emet prize in life science, 2002.

Background

Sachs, Leo was born on October 14, 1924 in Leipzig, Germany. Son of Elijah and Louise (Lichtblau) Sachs.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Wales, Bangor, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy, Trinity College, Cambridge University, 1951. DHC (honorary), Bordeaux University, 1985.

Doctor of Medicine (honorary), Lund University, 1997.

Career

Research scientist John Innes Institute, 1951-1952. Member science staff Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, since 1952, professor, chairman genetics department Israel, since 1962, Otto Meyerhof professor molecular biology Israel, since 1968.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow: Royal Society. Member: National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate), Israeli Academy of Sciences & Humanities, International Cytokine Society (honorary life).

Connections

Married Pnina Salkind. 4 children.

father:
Elijah Sachs

mother:
Louise (Lichtblau) Sachs

spouse:
Pnina Salkind