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Sci10: A Personal Perspective from the Great Minds of Our Times

Sci10 is a series of personal interviews of outstanding scientists. The aim of Sci10 is to give you a feeling of who the people are behind the research, who have made the most important discoveries of our time. Sci10 is simple, we ask 10 personal questions in 10 minutes. Question 10 gives the interviewed scientist the chance to nominate who to interview next. Several parallel series will be run.

   

Interview with Prof. Dr. Werner Arber


 - from Sciforum 1 year ago (17 December 2015)
 

Prof. Dr. Werner Arber

Prof. Dr. Werner Arber received his Ph.D. in 1958 from the University of Geneva. He was promoted to Extraordinary Professor for Molecular Genetics of the University of Geneva in 1965, and Professor of Molecular Microbiology of the University of Basel in 1971. Werner Arber has been the Rector of the University of Basel, vice-president of the Swiss Science Council and President of the International Council for Science. In 2011, he was appointed President of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

Professor Arber was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978 for the discovery of Restriction Enzymes, one of the most important tools for molecular biology researchers worldwide.

It is our great honor to have interviewed Professor Werner Arber in the MDPI Basel offices on 10 November 2015.