George Michael Coupland
|Date of birth:||20 December 1959|
|Current position:||Director of Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research|
|Current address:||Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Carl-von-Linné Weg 10
|Telephone:||00 49 221 50 62 205|
|Fax:||00 49 221 50 62 207|
|1977 - 1984||Glasgow University, Department of Microbiology
- Graduated with First Class Honours in Microbiology
|1981 - 1984||Edinburgh University, Department of Molecular Biology, Ph.D. with Professor Neil Willetts. Awarded a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in December 1984
- Title of thesis: The transposable elements and conjugation system of the IncN plasmid R46
|1985 - 1988||Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne and Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne
- Received a Royal Society European Exchange Fellowship and an EMBO long-term Fellowship to work as a post-doctoral fellow with Professor Peter Starlinger
|1989 - 2001||Research group leader at the Plant Breeding Institute, Cambridge, UK
In March 1990 moved with the Institute to the Cambridge Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich.
|2001 -||In January 2001 appointed as a Director of the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne|
External appointments and Honours
Honorary Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, 1993-2001
Elected foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 2012
Thomson Reuter Highly Cited Researcher 2015 – present.
Senior Editor of The Plant Cell 2016 – present.
A complete publication list is available at Google Scholar.