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microbiologist

Werner Arber, Swiss microbiologist. Recipient Nobel prize for physiology/medicine, 1978. Member of National Academy of Sciences (associate), Pontifical Academy of Sciences, International Council of Scientific (president 1996-1999).

Background

Arber, Werner was born on June 3, 1929 in Gränichen, Switzerland.

Education

Graduate, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule ), 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, University Geneva, 1958.

Career

Assistant Laboratory Biophysics, University Geneva, 1953—1958, docent, then extraordinary professor molecular genetics, 1962—1970. Research associate department microbiology University Southern California, 1958—1959. Visiting investigator department molecular biology University California, Berkeley, 1970—1971.

Professor microbiology University Basel, Switzerland, 1971—1996, rector, 1986—1988.

Achievements

  • Member of National Academy of Sciences (associate), Pontifical Academy Scis., International Council Sci. (president 1996тАФ99)

Membership

Member of National Academy of Sciences (associate), Pontifical Academy of Sciences, International Council of Scientific (president 1996-1999).

Connections

Married; 2 children.