Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. agro. h. c.

Diter von Wettstein , Ph. D.

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 1995

Deceased on 13/04/2017

  • Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University

Research Areas:

  • Biology
  • Cell biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Soil science



Selected Memberships:

  • Königlich Dänische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina - Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Akademiet for de Tekniske Videnskaber
  • Königlich Schwedische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • Académie Royale des Sciences Belgique
  • Academia Europaea

Selected Prizes:

  • Honorary Member of the Swedish Seed Trade Association
  • Lillö Stiftelens Prize for Genetic Research
  • Mendel-Medaille und Goldene Kurt Mothes Medaille der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
  • Rebeiz Life Time Achievement Award
  • Dr. agro. h. c. Universität Copenhagen

Selected Publications:

  • Wen, S.; Wen, N.; Pang, J.; Langen, G.; Brew Appiah, R. A. T. et al. [..] (2012) The structural genes of wheat and barley 5-methylcytosine DNA glycosylases and their potential application for human health. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Bd. 109, S. 20543-20548.
  • Kogel, K. H.; Voll, L. M.; Schäfer, P.; Jansen, C.; Wu, Y. et al. [..] (2010) Transcriptome and metabolome profiling of fieldgrown transgenic barley lack induced differences but show cultivar-specific variances. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Bd. 107, S. 6198-6203.
  • Von Wettstein, Diter (2007) From Analysis of Mutants to Genetic Engineering. Annual Review of Plant Biology, Bd. 58, S. 1-19.
  • Horvath, H.; Jensen, L. G.; Wong, O. T.; Kohl, E.; Ullrich, S. E. et al. [..] (2001) Stability of transgenic expression, field performance and recombination breeding of transforme barley lines. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, Bd. 102, S. 1-11.
  • Oliver, S. G.; Rasmussen, S. W.; Von Wettstein, D. und 144 weitere Autoren (1992) The complete DNA sequence of yeast chromosome III. Nature, Bd. 357, S. 38-46.