Ralf Reski was born in Germany, in 1958. He studied biology, chemistry, and the theory and practice of education at the Universities of Giessen und Hamburg, Germany, and was awarded his Ph.D. degree in genetics in 1990 at the University of Hamburg. He received his postdoctoral lecture qualification in botany in 1994. From 1996 until 1999, he was a Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG). In 1999, he was appointed a Professor at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and became the Head of the newly established Department of Plant Biotechnology. Since 2001, he has been also the Director of Plant Biotechnology Department at the Centre for Applied Biosciences (ZAB). In 2004, he became a Member of the International Moss Genome Consortium. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Biology from 2006 to 2008. Moreover, Dr. Reski is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM), the Freiburg Initiative for Systems Biology (FRISYS), and the Centre for Biological Signalling Studies (BIOSS). Dr. Reski has been and still is a member of various advisory boards of biotechnology enterprises in Germany. In 2007, Günther Oettinger, the State Premier of Baden-Württemberg, asked Dr. Reski to join the newly instated Innovation Think-Tank of the state of Baden- Württemberg. In 2011 he was appointed a Fellow of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) and elected as a lifetime member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (HAW).
Biography Updated on 6 December 2012