Marc H.V. Van Regenmortel, PhD

Marc Van Regenmortel

Title: Research Director (Retired)
Company: Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Location: Prestwick Village, Hermanus, South Africa

Marc H.V. Van Regenmortel, PhD, a retired Research Director at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biology and higher education.

Drawing upon more than 40 years of excellence in biological research and higher education, Dr. Van Regenmortel graduated from Stellenbosch University with a Bachelor of Science in 1957 and a Master of Science in 1959. Aspiring to attain a higher-level degree, he attended the University of Capetown, receiving a Doctor of Philosophy in 1961. At the inception of his career in 1960, Dr. Van Regenmortel served the University of Stellenbosch as a lecturer from 1960 to 1961 and as a senior lecturer between 1961 and 1965.

Subsequently, Dr. Van Regenmortel relocated to the United States for one year, where he served as a research fellow at the University of California Berkeley before returning to South Africa’s University of Stellenbosch as a professor between 1967 and 1970. Shortly thereafter, he served as a visiting professor at the University of Strasbourg in France from 1970 to 1972 and as a professor at the University of Capetown from 1972 until 1977. In 1978, he moved back to Strasbourg where he served as a professor for one year, before joining the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) as a Research Director from 1979 to 2001. He retired from that position in 2001 and became an Emeritus CNRS Research Director of the CNRS Immunochemistry Laboratory in Strasbourg for 15 years until 2014. In addition, Dr. Van Regenmortel served as a member of the board of directors of the Biacore Corporation in Sweden from 1995 to 2005.

Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Van Regenmortel has authored or co-authored numerous texts, including “Serology and Immunochemistry of Plant Viruses” in 1982 and “Synthetic Peptides as Antigens” in 1999. He also edited numerous volumes of such books as “Polypeptides as Antigens,” “Structures of Antigens” and “Immunochemistry of Viruses,” among other works. Dr. Van Regenmortel has served as an editor of Advances in Virus Research since 1985, the Archives of Virology since 1987, the Journal of Molecular Recognition since 1988 and Analytical Biochemistry since 1995.

Impressively, Dr. Van Regenmortel was the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Liege in Belgium in 2003, which was bestowed as a testament to his resounding success and contributions to biology. He has subsequently maintained his membership with the International Union of Microbiology Science, where he served as the vice chairperson of the virology division, as well as the chairperson, secretary-general and president of the international committee on taxonomy viruses. Dr. Van Regenmortel has been profiled in several Who’s Who publications, such as Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World.

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