Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

About Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

Who is it?: Researcher
Birth Day: October 20, 1942
Birth Place: Magdeburg, German
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Residence: Germany
Alma mater: University of Tübingen (PhD)
Awards: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1995) Sir Hans Krebs Medal (1993) Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (1991) Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize (1986)
Fields: Genetics Embryology
Institutions: European Molecular Biology Laboratory MPI for Developmental Biology
Thesis: Zur spezifischen Protein-Nukleinsäure-Wechselwirkung : die Bindung von RNS-Polymerase aus Escherichia coli an die Replikative-Form-DNS des Bakteriophagen fd und die Charakterisierung der Bindungsstellen (1974)
Doctoral advisor: Heinz Schaller
Website: www.eb.tuebingen.mpg.de/research/emeriti/research-group-colour-pattern-formation.html

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Net Worth

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard was bornon October 20, 1942 in Magdeburg, German, is Researcher. German scientist Christiane Nusslein-Volhard has been one of the leading researchers in the field of genetics and embryology. Born in Germany at the crux of the World War II, she had a modest upbringing as her parents strived to provide them the best of everything. Books or toys were hard to come by during the post war era so her parents would give them handmade stuff. Encouraged by her family, Nusslein pursued a career in science; biology in particular was her favourite subject. After completing a diploma in biochemistry, she also received a doctoral degree in genetics. Christiane worked with some of the other leading researchers on the subject and came up with theories that went on to reshape the way in which genetics is studied all over the world. Her studies on the drosophila mutant paved the way for further research on how genetics control development of embryo. She has also worked in major research centres in Europe and has been felicitated by institutions that look for excellence in scientific study. Hallowed institutions like Harvard and Yale have presented her with honorary degrees. The eminent biologist is on board the National Ethics Council of Germany, which is an organization that monitors and assesses the new discoveries in the field of life science on ethical grounds. Read on to know more about her life and works
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Awards and nominations:

Christiane Nüsslein-Vollhard has been awarded honorary degrees by the following Universities: Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Rockefeller, Utrecht, University College London, Oxford (June 2005), Sheffield, St Andrews (June 2011), Freiburg, Munich and Bath.

Biography/Timeline

1970

The experiments that earned Nüsslein-Volhard and Wieschaus their Nobel prize aimed to identify genes involved in the development of Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) embryos. At this point (the late 1970s and early 1980s) little was known about the genetic and molecular mechanisms by which multicellular organisms develop from single cells to morphologically complex forms during embryogenesis.

1974

Nüsslein-Volhard was educated at the University of Tübingen where she earned a PhD in 1974 for research into Protein–DNA interactions and the binding of RNA polymerase in Escherichia coli.

1985

Since 1985 Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard has been Director of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen and also leads its Genetics Department. In 1986, she received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, which is the highest honour awarded in German research. Since 2001 she has been member of the Nationaler Ethikrat (National Ethics Council of Germany) for the ethical assessment of new developments in the life sciences and their influence on the individual and society. Her primer for the lay-reader, Coming to Life: How Genes Drive Development, was published in April 2006.

2004

In 2004 Nüsslein-Volhard started the Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation (Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Stiftung). It is meant to aid promising young female German Scientists with children. The foundation's main focus is to facilitate childcare as a supplement to existing stipends and day care.

2005

Christiane Nüsslein-Vollhard has been awarded honorary degrees by the following Universities: Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Rockefeller, Utrecht, University College London, Oxford (June 2005), Sheffield, St Andrews (June 2011), Freiburg, Munich and Bath.