Dr. Jörg Bohlmann is a Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (www.michaelsmith.ubc.ca/faculty/bohlmann/). Dr. Bohlmann received his PhD from the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany (1995), was a Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at Washington State University, USA (1995-1998) and research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany (1998-2000). He holds academic appointments in the Department of Botany, the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, and is an Associate of the UBC Wine Research Centre. He is co-director of the UBC Genome Science and Technology (GSAT) graduate program. His research deals with the molecular biochemistry and biology of plant secondary metabolites, genomics of conifers, grapevines, and various medicinal plants, and plant defense against insects. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed publications and holds several patents under his name. His research is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and other sources. He has been project leader of five large-scale, Genome Canada-funded genomics projects. He has received several national and international awards and distinctions including a Feodor Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the C.D. Nelson Award of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists, the Charles A. McDowell Award for Excellence in Research awarded by UBC, the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; he is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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