Curriculum Vitae - Jane E. Parker FRS

Academic Career

2009: Associate Professor, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne

2004-2009: Max-Planck Independent Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

2001: Research Group Leader, Dept. Plant-Microbe Interactions, Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne Germany

1998 - 2001: Junior Group Leader, Sainsbury Laboratory. John Innes Centre, Norwich UK

1990-1998: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich UK

1987-1990: Postdoctoral scientist, Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany (Royal Society and EMBO PD fellowships)

1983-1987: PhD research, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Wales, Swansea UK

1979-1983: BSc. Degree in Applied Biology, University of Bradford, UK. 3rd year training: Horticultural Research International (HRI) Wellesbourne UK


Academic Degrees

Bachelor of Science  (1st class) 1983; PhD 1987



Elected as International Member of The US Academy of Sciences (NAS), 2023

Elected as Fellow of The Royal Society (FRS), 2023

Elected to Academy of Europe, 2017

Elected to EMBO, 2016

Elected to ‘Leopoldina’ German National Academy of Sciences, 2013

Max-Planck Society 'C3' Independent Research Fellowship, 2004 – 2009

Alexander von Humboldt 'Sofja Kovaleskaja' award for excellence in science research, 2001

International Society for Plant-Microbe Interactions (IS-MPMI)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

German Botanical Society (Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft)


Editorial work

Science, Editorial Board (2011 - 2023)

Trends in Plant Science, Editorial Board (2008 - 2018)

Current Opinions in Plant Biology, Editorial Board (2007 - )

The Plant Journal, Associate Editor (2005 - 2011)

Plant Physiology, Monitoring Editor (2001 - 2005)


Additional Activities

IS-MPMI Board of Directors (2019 - 2024)

DFG grant review panel ‘Plant Sciences’ FK202 (2016 - 2024)

HFSP postdoctoral fellowships committee (2010 - 2014)

Principal Investigator in Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS) (2013 – 2025)

Co-coordinator: Plant-Microbes Section CEPLAS I (2013 – 2018)

University of Cologne International Graduate School (IGS-DHD) steering committee (2008 – 2012)

Grant Reviewer (ERC, BBSRC, DFG, Genoplante, NSF, NIH, USDA, ANR, NOW, SFI)

External and internal PhD thesis supervisor/examiner

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