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immunologist , virologist

Reinhard Kurth, German virologist, immunologist.


Kurth, Reinhard was born on November 30, 1942 in Dresden, Germany.


Degree, University Erlangen, Germany, 1968. Doctorate (honorary), Humboldt University, Berlin, 2006.


Research assistant Max Planck Institute for Virus Research, Tübingen, 1969-1971. Research associate virology Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, 1971-1973. Research associate, head research working group Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, 1974—1975.

Head research group Friedrich Miescher Laboratory, Max Planck Society, Tübingen, 1975-1980. Habilitation, venia legendi for virology University Tübingen, 1976. Science director, professor, head human virology Paul-Ehrlich-Institute, Frankfurt, 1980-1986, president, professor Langen/Frankfurt, 1986—1999.

Honorary professor virology Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, 1983. President Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, 1996—2008.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 330 articles to professional journals.


Member German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology, Society for Virology, Society for Immunology, German Cancer Society, German Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Society (charter), Robert Koch Foundation, International Association for Biological Standardization, International Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Society (charter), Society General Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, Society for Health and Research, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Berlin Scientific Society.