Söll Dieter

Corresponding members III. Department of Natural Sciences
Söll Dieter

Date of birth:

  • 1935

Place of birth:

  • Stuttgart, Germany

Söll Dieter

Corresponding members III. Department of Natural Sciences

Academic titles:

  • professor doctor of science

Membership in the Academy:

  • corresponding member – Department of Natural Sciences (5/18/2006 – …)

Curriculum Vitae

Dieter Söll, an American molecular biologist of German descent, was born on April 19, 1935 in Stuttgart, where he completed his studies in theology and chemistry and received his Doctorate in 1962. He then went on to postdoctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Enzyme Research in Madison, and in 1976 became a full professor at Yale University.

He is the world’s leading authority in the field of genetic code and its translation (protein biosynthesis). He has published more than 350 papers in the world’s most prominent magazines that have been cited more than 13,500 times.

Since 1979, he has been collaborating with Croatian scientists and in his laboratory at Yale every year there was at least one postdoctoral student or doctoral student from Croatia. He was also a member of the International Council of Pliva and repeatedly gave lectures in Zagreb. He has been a member of the American Academy of Sciences since 1998.

He was elected as a corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2006.

Dieter Söll – personal page