Leopoldina Menü

Leopoldina Home

Members

List of Members | Expert Search

Search among the members of the Leopoldina for experts in specific fields or research topics. After entering a name in the "Name" field, click on "Search" to go directly to a member profile. With the input and selection in the fields "City" and „Country", you can limit your search locally or regionally, or target specific sections of the Leopoldina. Alternatively or in combination a full-text search is possible for all member profiles - use the upper input field. The use of operators like AND, NOT or * is permitted in the full-text search. For example, you may search for "genetics" or "*genet*" to get results with "genetic" or "molecular genetics". For a new search please click on the following link or use the full-text search in the right column.

New Search

Prof. Dr.

Volker ter Meulen

XXV. President of the Leopoldina 2003 - 2010

Year of election: 1984
Section: Microbiology and Immunology
City: Würzburg
Country: Germany
CV Volker ter Meulen – Deutsch (pdf)
CV Volker ter Meulen – English (pdf)

Research

Main research interests: Pathogenic aspects of viral infections

Volker ter Meulen is a physician. His research focused on pathogenic aspects of viral infections, in particular infections of the central nervous system. As XXV. President of the Leopoldina 2003-2010, he intensified international collaboration of the academy.

Career

  • since 2013 Co-Chair of the InterAcademy Panel (IAP)
  • since 2010 Past President of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2007-2010 President of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC)
  • 2003-2010 President of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, which was appointed the National Academy of Sciences in 2008
  • 1975-2003 Chairman of the Institute of Virology and Immunobiology, University of Würzburg
  • 1971-1975 Head of the Department of Clinical Virology, Institute of Virology, University of Würzburg
  • 1969-1970 Visiting scientist at the Wistar Institute for Anatomy and Biology, Philadelphia, and Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory, Department of Public Health, Berkeley, USA
  • 1968 Habilitation (paediatrics and clinical virology)
  • 1968 Certificate in Paediatrics, German Board of Paediatrics
  • 1963-1965 Training in Virology, Department of Virology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
  • 1961-1963 Internship in gynaecology, surgery, internal medicine and dermatology
  • 1960 Ph.D. (Dr. med.), University of Göttingen
  • 1955-1960 Medical Schools, Universities of Münster, Innsbruck, Kiel, Göttingen

Honours and Memberships

  • 2018 Honorary senator of the University Würzburg
  • 2018 Honorary doctorate of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2018 Order of Merit of the State of Saxony-Anhalt
  • 2011 Honorary Member of the German Society for Virology
  • 2010 Honorary Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2009 Robert Koch Medal in Gold
  • 2008 Commander’s Cross, Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2008 Doctor honoris causa, University of Freiburg
  • 2008 Honorary Member of the Society for General Microbiology
  • 2006 Bene Merenti in Gold, University of Würzburg
  • 2006 Bavarian Order for Science and Art
  • 2003 Pro Meritis Scientiae et Litterarum of the Bavarian Ministry of Science
  • 2003 Ernst Jung Medal for Medicine in Gold
  • 2002 Honorary Member of the Società Italiana di Virologia
  • 2000 Emil von Behring Prize
  • 2000 Pioneer Award, International Society of NeuroVirology
  • 2000 Bavarian Order of Merit
  • 1994 Dr. Robert Pfleger Prize
  • 1992 Max Planck Research Prize
  • 1992 Knight’s Cross, Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1985 Aronson Prize (Senate Berlin)

CONTACT

Leopoldina

Archive


Emil-Abderhalden-Str. 35
06108 Halle (Saale)

Phone 0345 - 47 239 - 122
Fax 0345 - 47 239 - 139
E-Mail archiv @leopoldina.org