Jesper Hoffmeyer. Born in 1942. Cand. Scient. in biochemistry 1967; Associate professor at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Molecular Biology since 1968, now emeritus. Work in experimental biochemistry in the 70s. Turned to environmental history and social studies of biotechnology in the 80s. Gradually research interests turned towards questions of theoretical biology and biosemiotics. Named fourth Sebeok Fellow of the Semiotic Society of America 2000, Dr. Phil. 2005; President of the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies , 2007. Recent publication: Biosemiotics. An Examination into the Signs of Life and the Life of Signs, Scranton University Press, Scranton PA, USA, 2008. A Legacy for Living Systems. Gregory Bateson as Precursor to Biosemiotics. Dordrecht: Springer 2008.