Curriculum Vitae Jane Parker

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

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

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

1998: Junior Group Leader, Sainsbury Laboratory

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

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

1979-1983: BSc. Degree in Applied Biology, University of Bradford, Bradfort UK


Academic Degrees

Bachelor of Science 1983; PhD 1987



Elected 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' Prize, 2001

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

American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)


Additional Activities

DFG (German Research Council) Review Board ‘Plant Sciences’, 2016

HFSP fellowships committee (2010 - 2014)

CEPLAS (Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences) co-coordinator Area C (plant microbe interactions)

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

Science Editorial Board (2011 - )

Trends in Plant Science, Editorial Board (2008 - )

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

The Plant Journal, Associate Editor (2005 - 2011)

Plant Physiology, Monitoring Editor (2001 - 2005)

Molecular Plant Pathology Editorial Board (2001 - 2005)

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