Karin Moelling, 2006-06-06
Scope and Contents
Karin Moelling discusses the following in her interview:
LIFE IN SCIENCE:
Advice to Young Women in Science;
Becoming a Scientist;
Teaching and Mentoring;
Contribution to Cancer Research;
Current and Future Research;
Future Oncogene Research;
Genome Research Oncogenes;
Implications of Past Research for Future Research;
Women in Science.
GENOME RESEARCH: Dangers of Genome Research.
CSHL: Hooper Building and Barbara McClintock; John Tooze; Max Delbruck; James Building; Jim Watson and Joe Sambrook; Cold Spring Harbor RNA Symposium; Cold Spring Harbor Symposia and Jim Watson; Symposia: Past and Present.
- Creation: 2006-06-06
- Mölling, Karin, 1943- (Interviewee, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online: https://library.cshl.edu/oralhistory/. Select tapes have been digitized thanks to support from CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant awarded in 2021, these tapes are available for research online via our Oral History Website and in person at CSHL Archives. Please contact CSHL Archives email@example.com with any questions regarding availability.
Biographical / Historical
Karin Moelling, currently retired professor, is still affiliated with the University of Zurich and the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. She studied molecular biology at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her PhD at the Max-Planck-Institute for Virology at Tübingen in Germany. She did two post-doctoral research fellowships at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin (1973-1975), and at the Institute of Virology, University Giessen. In 1977 she received her Habilitation at the University of Giessen in Biophysics on "Replication of retroviruses".
From 1976 till 1981 she was the Head of Independent Research Group at Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, Germany, on oncogenes, proto-oncogenes, cancer and HIV. In 1993 she became the Director of Institute of Medical Virology (IMV) and Full Professor at University of Zurich in Switzerland, she held this position till 2008. Between 2008-2009 she was Fellow of Institute of Advanced Study in Berlin and between 2008-2011 she became a Group Leader, Viruses and Cancer at University of Zurich.
Her research focus on retroviruses and cancer from molecular mechanisms to drug design. She is a Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization. She received several awards e.g. SwissAward in 2007, 4 prices: Czerny Price, Richtzenhain Price, Meyenburg Price and Ansman Price. She was Selected as Heisenberg Fellow in German Science Foundation.
1 Cassettes (Camcorder footage) : MiniDV - CSHL1113
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English