Ernst Heinz, Ph.D.

Ernst Heinz

Born in 1938, studied Biology, 1965 Ph.D. thesis in botany in W. Menke’s lab at the University of Cologne on the characterization of a plant galactolipid (6-O-acyl-MGDG), 1967-1969 postdoctorate fellow with A.P. Tulloch in Saskatoon, work on fatty acid mixed-function hydroxylation by yeast, 1969-1983 back in Cologne in H. Reznik’s group, work on various aspects of plant lipid metabolism, since 1984 full professor for botany at the University of Hamburg, work continued on plastidial and extraplastidial glycolipids and extended by including molecular biology methodology, efforts to implement the biosynthesis of very long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in oilseeds, 2004 retired.

Research visits to the labs of J. Harwood (Cardiff), R. Douce (Grenoble), W. Fischer (Erlangen), P.G. Roughan (Palmerston North) and R.R. Schmidt (Konstanz), awarded the Heinrich-Wieland-Preis, Terry Galliard medal and Wilhelm Normann Medaille.

Biocenter Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden, University of Hamburg, Ohnhorststrasse 18, 22609 Hamburg, Germany

e-mail: eheinz@botanik.uni-hamburg.de