Elmar Weiler

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Elmar Wilhelm Weiler (born June 13, 1949 in Bochum ) is Professor of Plant Physiology and was Rector of the Ruhr University Bochum from December 2006 to the end of September 2015 .


After graduating from high school in 1968, Weiler studied biology and chemistry in Bochum from 1970 and was there in 1977 with a thesis on “The radioimmunological determination of digoxin and related compounds in Digitalis lanata Ehrh. “PhD.

After several research stays abroad , he qualified as a professor for botany in 1982, also in Bochum. From 1984 to 1988 Weiler held a professorship for plant physiology at the University of Osnabrück , after which he returned to his home university and took over the chair for plant physiology, and since 1991 he has also been director of the Central Isotope Laboratory. Weiler is one of the five authors of the 35th edition of the textbook on botany for universities , published in 2002 . He rewrote the section on plant physiology. He is also co-editor of the PLANTA magazine .

Weiler was a member of the Senate of the German Research Foundation from 2000 to 2006 . He has also received several research prizes, including the 1995 Leibniz Prize .

From December 1, 2006, he was rector of the Ruhr University in Bochum and on March 26, 2009 was the first to receive the “Rector of the Year” award, which is awarded by the German University Association. In November 2014, he announced his resignation from the post of Rector effective September 30, 2015. Developmental psychologist Axel Schölmerich was elected as his successor .

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Individual evidence

  1. Professor Elmar Weiler is "Rector of the Year" .
  2. Elmar Weiler announces resignation in 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2014 .
  3. ^ Ruhr Nachrichten, July 15, 2015
  4. New rector elected. Retrieved October 20, 2015 .
  5. Honorary doctorate for a good partnership: University of Tours honors RUB Rector Prof. Elmar Weiler . In: Science Information Service , October 12, 2010; Retrieved November 25, 2010
  6. Archive P.Hohberger, Museum of European Art (NRW), accessed on 31 January 2017
  7. Member entry by Elmar Weiler (with picture) at the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina , accessed on July 20, 2016.