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Charles Weissmann

Charles Weissmann (1982)

Charles Weissmann (born 14 October 1931, in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian-born Swiss molecular biologist. Weissmann is particularly known for the first cloning and expression of interferon and his contributions to the unraveling of the molecular genetics of neurogenerative prion diseases such as scrapie, Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease and "mad cow" disease.

Weissmann went to Biogen in Geneva. Biogen is considered one of the pioneers of the biotechnology industries. Weissmann was director of the Institute for Molecular Biology in Zurich, President of the Roche Research Foundation and co-founder and Member of the Scientific Council of Biogen. He is currently Chairman of the Department of Infectology, Scripps Florida.

Weissmann won several awards, including the Scheele Award (1982) and is a member of the American Society of Biological Chemistry and the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina. He also became a Foreign Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society (UK) and the Orden Pour le Merite (Germany). On May 16, 2011 Weissmann became Doctor of Science Honoris Causa at New York University.

External links

  • Profile at The Scripps Research Institute
  • "Dart/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Award"


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