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Alumninews 18

For this current issue, we met Alumna Britta Hartmann, who did her PhD in Markus Affolter’s lab and now heads the Division of Medical Genetics at the Cantonal Hospital Aarau. In the interview, she reveals how she made her way from developmental biology to human genetics and how coincidences enriched her career. We are pleased to introduce you to our two new professors, the neurobiologist Anissa Kempf and Knut Drescher, who studies bacterial communities. Furthermore, we talked to Prof. Markus Rüegg about his newly founded start-up “SEAL Therapeutics” and to Prof. Marek Basler about the new Biozentrum course “How to be a scientist”.

 

“Many things just worked out that way”

The Alumna Britta Hartmann is Head of the Division of Medical Genetics at the Cantonal Hospital Aarau. In the interview, she talks about where her life’s path has led her, how she made her way from developmental biology to human genetics and how coincidence always accompanied her. More

Always one step ahead!

Knut Drescher, the new Professor of Microbiology and Biophysics, is a brain-driven person. He decides rationally, researches with discipline and thinks a lot – almost always about research the development and functions of bacterial communities. More
 

“I originally wanted to be a musician”

Born and raised in the region, the new Professor of Neurobiology is now back home. For many years, her passion was music. But then she found another one: biology. She investigates why we can’t evade sleep. More
 

New Biozentrum start-up SEAL Therapeutics

The diagnosis of congenital muscular dystrophy is like a death sentence for affected children. Prof. Markus Rüegg and his team have developed a promising gene therapy which they now aim to bring to the clinic. More

Learning by doing

The early involvement of students into active research has always been a tradition at the Biozentrum. In line with this, we have now introduced two new courses “How to be a scientist” and “Experimental Molecular Biology”.