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Volker Rusch, German Biologist. Fulbright exchange student grantee, 1966-1968.


Rusch, Volker was born on January 16, 1941 in Frankfurt, Germany. Son of Hans Peter and Dorothea (Hofmeister) Rusch.


Doctor of Science in Biology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, 1975. Doctor of Science (honorary), International Society Alternate Medicine, Stockholm, 1984.


Research assistant, Justus Liebig U., Giessen, 1961-1966; assistant Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State University, Wooster, 1967-1968; assistant department biology, Justus Liebig U., 1971-1973; director, SymbioPharm, Herborn-Dill, Germany, since 1974; director, Institute for Microecology, Herborn-Dill, since 1977; director, Institute Microbiology and Biochemistry, Herborn-Dill, since 1986; director, SymbioLact, Herborn-Dill, since 1987; general director, Symbio Herborn Group, Herborn-Dill, since 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Alpine Flowers of Switzerland, 1987. Editor, co-author: Microbial Therapy—Facts and Fiction, 1994. Editor, author (journal) Microecology and Therapy, volunteer 7-24, since 1977, various books, since 1987.

      Patentee in field. Contributor 150 articles to professional journals.


Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology, Association for Ecology, Association for General and Applied Microbiology, Ecologic Agricultural Association, German Association for Alergic Children (counselor since 1980), German Association for Health and Environment, German Association for Hygiene and Microbiology, German Association for Leucemia Research (counselor since 1993), German Medical Association for Holistic Therapy, German Soil Science Association, Giessen University Association, Medical Association for Microbial Therapy (president since 1974), New York Academy of Sciences, World Life Protection Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, drawings, music, writing, sports.


Married Dorkas Diehl, December 17, 1966 (divorced 1986). Children: Friederike, Beatrice Dorothee, Friedrich Immanuel, Julia Kalinka, Johannes Maximilian. Married Ingeborg Charlotte Dupp, May 6, 1987 (divorced 1995).

Children: Tilllman Caspar Florian, Moritz. Married Kerstin Boser, October 15, 1996.

Hans Peter Rusch

Dorothea (Hofmeister) Rusch

Ingeborg Charlotte Dupp

Kerstin Boser

Dorkas Diehl

Moritz Rusch

Beatrice Dorothee Rusch

Friederike Rusch

Julia Kalinka Rusch

Friedrich Immanuel Rusch

Tilllman Caspar Florian Rusch

Johannes Maximilian Rusch