Prof. Dr. Tilman Schirmer

University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 50 / 70
CH - 4056 Basel
Biozentrum, Room 311 Phone: +41 61 207 20 89
Curriculum Vitae

Administrative Assistant

Alexandra Eberhardt
Biozentrum, Room 308
Phone: +41 61 207 20 81

Research group Tilman Schirmer

CV of Prof. Tilman Schirmer







Since 1997

Associate Professor. Structural investigations into porins, PTS transporters, hyaluronidase, antigen-antibody complexes, and response regulators of the c-di-GMP signal cascade. Teaching in Structural Biology (Bio4, Blockkurs, graduate teaching).


1992 – 1997

Junior group leader and habilitation. Membrane protein crystallography on non-specific porins and maltoporin; structure analysis of components of the bacterial mannose transporter; prediction of membrane protein topology, structure analysis of enzymes.


1989 – 1992

Research associate in the Department of Structural Biology of the Biozentrum (Prof. J.N. Jansonius); X-ray structural investigations on various aspartate amino transferase complexes, other pyridoxal phosphate dependent enzymes and on membrane proteins (porins from E.coli).





1987 – 1988

Post-doctoral fellow with Dr. P.R. Evans at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, MRC, Cambridge, England; X-ray analysis of the inactive (T-state) form of the allosteric enzyme phosphofructokinase and elucidation of the regulatory mechanism.


1982 – 1987

Ph.D. student and post-doctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, Martinsried with Prof. R. Huber; Ph.D. thesis (1985): “X-ray structure analysis of the light-harvesting phycobiliprotein C-phycocyanin”.


1978 – 1982

Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich (Diploma in Physics)


1977 – 1978

Study of physics, University of Vienna


1975 – 1977

Study of physics, University of Konstanz




Selected Awards & Honors:


Otto-Hahn-Medaille by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft






Selected Memberships:

Since 1988

Longterm fellowship by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)