" A Life of Learning is a Life of Adventure - and to make discoveries is what makes it so fulfilling. "

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May. 1995 - present (Finland)

University of Oulu, Department of Ecology & Genetics

currently: Emeritus Professor

Andong National University, Dept of Plant Medicals / Agricultural Sciences and Technology Research

Visting Professor

Research Institute of Luminous Organisms

Managing Director

Pyongyang University of Science & Technology, School of Agriculture, Food & Life Sciences (AFL)

Visiting Professor

Jacobs University Bremen, School of Engineering & Sciences

Full Professor



Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Department of Histolgy & Embryology

Visiting Professor

Director, Electron Microscopy Centre

The University of the West Indies at Mona

Full Professor, Department of Life Sciences

University of Kiel, Department of Zoology

The French National Center for Scientific Research, Laboratoire Souterrain

Visiting Professor

Yokohoma City University, Department of Life & Environmental Sciences

Visiting Professor, currently Adjunct Professor


University of Waikato, Department of Biological Sciences

Senior Lecturer, then Associate Professor


University of Western Australia

Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in Marine Science


NDR TV Science Education

Television presenter


Australian National University

PhD Neuroscience, 1974

Doctor of Science in Ethnobiology, 2005


University of Hamburg, Department of Fisheries and Marine Science

MSc Biology


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publications in referred, international journals


science essays and blogs


articles in newspapers and popular magazines


Book authorship or chapter contributions

Prof. Dr. Dr. Victor Benno Meyer- Rochow  


University of Oulu

Department of Ecology & Genetics
FIN-90401 Oulu , Finland

+358-413-183 648