Dr. Wolfgang Nellen, born 16. September 1949 in Velbert, Germany. Studied biology at Düsseldorf University (Diploma: 1975, Dr. rer. nat.: 1980). 1979 to 1982 Postdoctoral position, Inst. of Physiol. Chem. (Univ. Marburg). 1982 to 1986 Res. Assistant (Univ. California, San Diego). 1986 to 1995 Res. Group leader (Max-Planck-Inst. Biochemistry, Martinsried,). 1989 to 1995 Lecturer Department of Zoology (Universität München). 1989 Lecturer at Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, for 1 month. 1994 Lecturer at the University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan for 1 month. 1995 appointed full Professor for Genetics, Universität Kassel. 1999 visiting Scientist, University of Uppsala, Sweden. Since 2010 short term lecturer at Andalas University and Brawijaya University in the frame of the IGN-TTRC university partnership program of the DAAD. April 2015 retired from active research and teaching at Kassel University. Since June 2015 Johann Gottfried Herder Fellow of the DAAD and guest professor at Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia. In administration, he was: Director of Institute of Biology Kassel University; Dean of Faculty Biology/Chemistry, Kassel University; Member of various committees for ethics in science, animal welfare, education and funding.
Dr. Wolfgang Nellen professional societies: Vice President and President of German Genetics Society; Vice President and President of German Biologist’s Society; President of Society for Natural Sciences and Medicine, Kassel; Founder and President of Science Bridge.
He was board member of various scientific journals, reviewer and panel member for various funding agencies and foundations (DFG, DAAD, EU, Volkswagen-Stiftung etc.). Total of more than 140 scientific papers. Supervised about 50 Master theses, 40 PhD theses and 3 Habilitations. Research funding by DFG, DAAD, EU, Volkswagen-Stiftung, UNESCO, Robert Bosch Stiftung and others. Scientific interests: Epigenetics, Gene technology, Biodiversity, Science Education/Science for the Public.