Peter Becker

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Peter Becker
Born (1958-09-12) 12 September 1958 (age 58)
Frankfurt am Main, West Germany
Residence Germany
Fields Molecular biology
Institutions University of Munich,
MPI for Astrophysics
Alma mater Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg ,
German Cancer Research Center
Notable awards Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize (2005)

Peter Becker is a German Molecular biologist. He studied biology at the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg until 1984 and finished his Ph.D at the German Cancer Research Center and the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg in 1987. After being employed at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory from 1991 until 1999 he became head of the Adolf Butenandt Institute for molecular biology at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich.

In 2005, he received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, which is the highest honour awarded in German research.