NAME: PD Dr. habil. Norbert Becker, Master of Science (Diploma), Dr. rer. nat.,
POSITION: Scientific Director of the German Mosquito Control Association (KABS), Ludwigstr. 99, 67165 Waldsee, Germany.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Physics and Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, 1974, Master of Science (Diploma) in Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Heidelberg, 1976; Ph.D. in Biology at the University of Heidelberg in 1983. Habilitation in Zoology at the Faculty of Bio-Sciences, University of Heidelberg.
RESEARCH AND PROFESSONAL EXPERIENCE: Teaching: seminars in medical entomology and ecology at the Zoological Institute of the University of Heidelberg, supervisor of PhD thesis in entomology (e.g. medical entomology) and applied field research.
PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS: Since 1981 Scientific Director of the German Mosquito Control Association (KABS) where the responsibilities include research, administrative and technical duties related with the biology and control of mosquitoes with environmentally safe methods and techniques. Supervisor of more than 20 biologists and more than 300 field workers dealing with the biology and control of mosquitoes. Associate Professor at the University of Heidelberg. Member of the Steering Committee (SC) for Biology and Control of Vectors (BCV) of the World Health Organization (WHO/TDR) in Geneva from 1989-1994. Since 1995 consultant of the WHO/TDR for Applied Field Research, extensive vector related consultation as a member of the SC for BCV, WHO/TDR in Asia, Africa and South America. Director of the Society for Vector Ecology (SOVE European Region) from 1988-1990 and President of the world wide active SOVE in 1993. Since 2000, Director General of the European Mosquito Control Association (EMCA) Since 1977 lecturer at the University of Heidelberg, Germany; since 2009 president of the World Mosquito Control Association, Corona, LA, CA, USA. HONORS AND AWARDS: Distinguished service award from the Society for Vector Ecology in 1997. Escherich Award of the Germany Society of Entomology in 2001. 2004: Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republlic of Germany 2010: “Meritorious Service Award“ of the AMCA (American Mosquito Control Association).
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