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


Positions: 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).
Education: 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: 1986 Otto-Hahn-Medaille by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Selected Memberships: Since 1988 Longterm fellowship by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)