Professor Dr. Günter Wächtershäuser

(Last revised: 9th January 1998)

Biographical Background

Professor Dr. Günter Wächtershäuser is an international patent lawer in Munich (since 1970), specialising in chemical and biochemical inventions. He has published numerous articles in organic chemistry, genetic engineering and patent law. Wächtershäuser has made at least two major contributions to evolutionary theory: the origins of perception and cognition, and the origin of life itself. His breakthrough on the origin of life inspired much discussion in academic journals and also captured the public's curiosity, with his ideas featuring in such publications as Time magazine. For this achievement he received the annual award of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in 1993 and an honorary professorship at the University of Regensberg in 1994.

Contact Information

Professor Dr. Günter Wächtershäuser
Tal 29 D-80331

Tel: +49-89-293906 u.220621
Telex: 521-4173 Patw-D
Facsimile: +49-89-223759

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