Short CV/Education and training

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    Studied in Vienna, Austria, and Tübingen, Germany; Thesis on "Physiology and genetics of a cistron of the bacteriophage fd" at the Max Planck Institute for Virus Research, Tübingen (Prof. Friedrich Freksa)

  • 1967
    PhD in biochemistry

  • 1967 – 1968
    Continuation of work on bacteriophage fd in Tübingen and at Yale University, CT, USA, Department of Molecular Biophysics (Dr Don Marvin)

  • 1968 – 1970
    Studies on the replication of episomes at Stanford University, CA, USA, Medical School (Dr D. Korn)

  • 1971 – 1977
    Studies on the morphogenesis of phage lambda, with a special interest in theory and application of DNA packaging; Biology Centre at the University of Basel, Switzerland

  • Since 1978
    Studies on gene expression of pro- and eukaryotic organisms, development of cloning techniques, plant transformation, gene regulation in plants, genetic flux in plants, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel

  • 1989
    Lecturer (Privatdozent) in molecular genetics of plants at Basel University

  • 1996
    Professor (Extraordinariat) of plant molecular biology

Selected publications

  • Molinier et al., Nature 442, 2006. S. 1046 – 1049.

  • Pelczar et al., EMBO Rep 5, 2004. S. 632 – 637.

  • Kovalchuk et al., Nature 423, 2003. S. 760 – 762.

  • Lucht et al., Nature Genet 30, 2002. S. 311 – 314.

  • Rieset al., Nature 406, 2000. S. 98 – 101.

  • Swoboda wt al., EMBO J 13, 1994. S. 484 – 489.

  • Grimsley et al., Nature 325, 1987. S. 177 – 179.

  • Koukolikova-Nicola et al., Nature 31, 1985. S. 191 – 196.

  • Collins, J., Hohn, B., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 75, 1978. S. 4242.

  • Hohn, B., Murray, K., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 74, 1977. S. 3259.

  • Hohn, B., Hohn, T., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 71, 1974. S. 2372.

  • Marvin, D.A., Hohn, B. 33, 1969. S. 173.



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Foreign Member of the Royal Society, 2008

  • Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2006

  • Member of the scientific advisory board and coordinator of the Indo–Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology, 2004

  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the Gregor Mendel Institute for Plant Molecular Biology, Vienna, Austria, 2004

  • Advisory editorial board of The EMBO Journal and EMBO Reports, 2002 – 2005

  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben, Germany, 2001 – 2008

  • Member of the board of directors of the International Society for Plant Molecular Biology, 1993 – 1996

  • Member of the Swiss National Research Council, 1991 – 1997

  • Founding member of Academia Europaea, 1988

  • Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO), 1980

Additional qualifications

  • Titular Professor, University of Basel, Switzerland, 1996


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Mountain climbing, skiing, animals and plants, people, art, music, travel


Other activities and achievements/family

  • Grandchildren


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