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EMBL/EMBO Joint Conference 2002

Hermann Bujard, Center for Molecular Biology, Heidelberg University, Germany

Biography

Hermann Bujard received a PhD in Organic Chemistry at the UniversitŠt G‡ttingen. After a 6 year stay in the US as postdoctoral fellow (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and Assistant Professor (Southwest Center for Advanced Studies, Dallas, Texas), he moved to the Universität Heidelberg as Professor of Molecular Genetics. In 1983, he joined Hoffmann LaRoche, Basel, as Head of Biological Research. In 1986 he returned to Heidelberg as Chairman of the newly-founded ZMBH, where he is now Professor Emeritus – still running an active research laboratory. Hermann Bujard's research interests focus on mechanisms that control gene expression at the transcriptional level in pro- and eukaryotes. Since 1983, he has been interested in malaria research. His projects aim at the development of a vaccine against infections of Plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of Malaria tropica. In the early 1990s, Bujard's group carried out sero-epidemiological studies in Mali, West Africa, in a most fruitful collaboration with Professors Yeya Touré and Ogubara Doumbo and their coworkers at the Ecole National du Médicine et de Pharmacie du Mali, Bamako.