Prof. Dr. Erich Nigg

University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 50 / 70
CH - 4056 Basel
Biozentrum, Room 180E Phone: +41 61 207 16 56
Curriculum Vitae

Administrative Assistant

Nadine Iberl
Biozentrum, Room 709
Phone: +41 61 207 20 66
Fax: +41 61 207 20 78

Research group Erich Nigg

CV of Prof. Erich A. Nigg


Positions: Since 2009 Director and Professor of Cell Biology, Biozentrum of University of Basel, Switzerland.
  2000 – 2009 Honorary Professor for Cell Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.
  1999 – 2009 Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, Dept. of Cell Biology, Martinsried, Germany.
  1995 – 1999 Professor of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
  1988 – 1996 “Privatdozent” at ETH, Zürich, Switzerland.
  1987 – 1995 Independent Research Group Leader at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC), Epalinges, Switzerland.
  1982 – 1987 “Oberassistent” at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland, Institute for Cell Biology.
Education: 1980 – 1982 University of California, San Diego, USA, Dept. Biology, Post-doctoral fellow with Prof. S.J. Singer.
  1977 – 1980 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland, Biochemistry Department, Ph.D. Thesis with Profs. R.J. Cherry and G. Semenza.
  1971 – 1976 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Diploma in Biochemistry and Microbiology.
Selected Awards & Honors: 2004 Meyenburg Prize (“Wilhelm und Maria Meyenburg Stiftung” and DKFZ Heidelberg).
1993 R. Wenner Prize for Cancer Research.
  1992 Friedrich Miescher Prize.
  1989 Award by the Huggenberger-Bischoff Foundation for Cancer Research.
  1987 START Career Development Award (Swiss National Science Foundation).
  1980 Medal and Prize of ETH.
  1976 Medal and Prize of ETH.
Selected Memberships: Since 2012 Deputy of Vice-Rector Research to represent the University of Basel at the Foundation Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Since 2009 Elected Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences.
  Since 2005 Elected Member of the German Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina”.
  Since 2000 Member of the American Association for Cancer Research.
  Since 1998 Elected Member of Academia Europaea.
  Since 1991 Elected Member of EMBO.