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Michael M. Oelck

plant geneticist , researcher

Michael M. Oelck, Irish, Canadian plant geneticist, researcher. Achievements include protoplast regeneration of numerous plant species; discovery of origin of somatic embryogenesis triggered by glufosinate-ammonium; genetic engineering of Canadian canola for herbicide resistance. Graduate grantee Max Planck Institute, Cologne, 1980-1983.

Background

Oelck, Michael M. was born on July 26, 1954 in Münster, Federal Republic of Germany. Son of Max and Ursula (Swiderski) Oelck.

Education

Diploma in Plant Genetics and Agronomy, University Agriculture, Bonn., Federal Republic of Germany, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Genetics, University Cologne, Federal Republic of Germany, 1984.

Career

Leader research laboratory Hoechst AG, Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany, 1984-1988. Visiting scientist Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 1988-1990. Group leader biotechnology Hoechst Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1990-1993.

Leader biotech AgrEvo Canada, since 1994.

Achievements

  • Achievements include protoplast regeneration of numerous plant species. Discovery of origin of somatic embryogenesis triggered by glufosinate-ammonium. Genetic engineering of Canadian canola for herbicide resistance.

Works

  • Contributor articles to Journal Plant Breeding, Journal Plant Physiology, Biotechnology, International Rapeseed Congress.

Membership

Emergency ambulance officer Malteser Hilfsdienst, Kelkheim, Germany, 1987-1988. Member Deutsche Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft, Verein für Angestellte Akademiker, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Angewandte Botanik, International Association Plant Cell Tissue Culture, Canadian Seed Trade Association.

Connections

Married Elke Steinmann, October 15, 1983. Children: Fabian, Alexandra, Florian, Victoria.

father:
Max Oelck

mother:
Ursula (Swiderski) Oelck

spouse:
Elke Steinmann

children:
Fabian Oelck

Alexandra Oelck

Florian Oelck

Victoria Oelck