Herbert Lüers

From 1963 to 1965, Herbert Lüers (born May 22, 1910 in Berlin, died January 1, 1978 in Furtwangen), a professor of general biology and genetics, was the rector of Freie Universität Berlin.

Herbert Lüers
Herbert Lüers Image Credit: Reinhard Friedrich / Universitätsarchiv der Freien Universität Berlin, Fotosammlung

Lüers studied biology in Berlin, Königsberg, and Greifswald.

In 1948, he was named the head of the Genetics Department of the Institute of Medicine and Biology of the German Academy of Sciences. Starting in 1951, Lüers was a professor at Humboldt-Universität. Then, in 1954, he became a department chair at the then-Max Planck Institute of Comparative Hereditary Biology and Pathology (Max-Planck-Institut für Vergleichende Erbbiologie und -pathologie).

From 1956 onward, Lüer was a professor at Freie Universität and the Director of the Institute of Genetics. He retired in 1976.