Honors and Distinctions in 2007

Heinz G. H. Berke, Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, was awarded a Concurrent Professorship at Fudan University.

Erwin Bolthausen, Full Professor of Mathematics with a special focus on Applied Mathematics, elected as a member of the of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina).

Ueli Grossniklaus, Full Professor of Developmental Plant Biology, was elected as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization.

Carolus P. van Schaik, Full Professor of Biological Anthropology, was appointed Correspondent of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (a membership category reserved for prominent Dutch researchers working outside of the Netherlands).

Rüdiger Wehner, Full Professor of Zoology, specializing in physiology, was presented with the "Humboldt Award," a research prize conferred by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Calls to Professorships at Other Universities

Luc Bussière, Postdoctoral researcher at the Zoological Museum, was called to and accepted the post of Lecturer at the School of Biological & Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK.

Markus Egli, Privatdozent at the Department of Geography, was called to, but did not accept, a post as W3 Professor of Soil Science at the Department of Geography at the University of Jena, Germany.

Ayres Freitas, Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Theoretical Physics, was called to and accepted a post as Assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Hansjörg Kunc, Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Zoology was called to and accepted a Lectureship in Animal Behaviour at the School of Biology, Queen's University, Belfast, UK.

Stefan Leyk, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Geography, was called to and accepted a Tenure Track Assistant Professorship for Geographic Information Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.

Marta Manser, Head of Behavioral Biology Group at the Institute of Zoology, was called to, but did not accept a post as Senior Research Fellow (Animal Behaviour, Conservation) at the Institute of Zoology, London (Zoological Society of London), UK.

Marta Manser, Head of Behavioral Biology Group at the Institute of Zoology, was called to, but did not accept, a Lectureship in Animal Behaviour at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Jens Nieke, Senior teaching and research assistant at the Department of Geography, was called to, but did not accept a post as Associate Professor in Space Systems Engineering in the Department of Earth Observation and Space Systems, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.

Ingo Petzold, Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Geography, was called to, but did not accept, a post as Assistant Professor at the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede, Netherlands.

Wolfgang Reichel, SNSF Assistant Professor a the Institute of Mathematics was called to and accepted a post as W2 Professor of Mathematics, specializing in Analysis, at Giessen University, Germany.

Christoph Ringli, Privatdozent of Molecular Plant Biology at the Department of Plant Biology, was called to, but did not accept, a post as Assistant Profesor at the Institute of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.