Chair Plant Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany.
Ralf Reski studied Biology, Chemistry and Pedagogics in Giessen and in Hamburg. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics in Hamburg in 1990 and was appointed Assistant Professor Cell Biology thereafter. Four years later, he was awarded his Habilitation in General Botany. From 1996 until 1999 he was Heisenberg-Fellow of the German Research Foundation DFG. After offers from national and international Universities he was appointed Distinguished Professor Plant Biotechnology at the University of Freiburg in 1999. He is also affiliated to École supérieure de biotechnologie Strasbourg (ESBS).
Since 2011 Reski has been a Senior Fellow of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) and since 2013 also at the University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Studies (USIAS). Reski is founding PI of the Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM) and the Centre for Biological Signalling Studies (BIOSS). SGBM, BIOSS and FRIAS are funded by the German Excellence Initiative. USIAS is funded by the French Excellence Initiative.