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Since its inception, the “Biozentrum PhD Fellowships” program has been highly successful, recruiting more than 52 extremely talented students, from over 26 different countries. About 50% are women. 

The “Biozentrum PhD Fellowships” program was established in 2006 with the generous support of the Werner Siemens-Foundation who recognized the value of an international excellence program. After the initial financial support of the Werner Siemens-Foundation, the University of Basel took over funding the salaries of new fellows in 2010 to assure the continuation of the program, since it has proven to be both a great opportunity for the graduates and an enrichment for the international community of the Biozentrum. In the coming years, the growing number of alumni will facilitate the networking amongst current and former fellows worldwide.

Alumni 2020

NamePeriod of PhDResearch GroupResearch Area
Dr. Cora Wiesner2016 - 2020Markus AffolterGrowth & Development
Dr. Maj Brodmann2014 - 2020Marek BaslerInfection Biology
Dr. Jérémie Breda2014 - 2020Mihaela ZavolanComputational & Systems Biology

Alumni 2019

NamePeriod of PhDResearch GroupResearch Area
Dr. Ricardo Diogo Righetto2014 - 2019Henning StahlbergStructural Biology & Biophysics
Dr. Ludwig Ruder2013  -2019Silvia ArberNeurobiology
Dr. Arantxa Urchueguia2014 - 2019Erik van NimwegenComputational & Systems Biology
Dr. Andrea Vettiger2015 - 2019Marek BaslerInfection Biology

Alumni 2018

NamePeriod of PhDResearch GroupResearch Area
Dr. Friederike Benning2013 - 2018Timm MaierStructural Biology & Biophysics
Dr. Dominik Buser2013 - 2018Martin SpiessGrowth & Development
Dr. Anne Grahl 2014 - 2018Stefan GrzesiekStructural Biology & Biophysics
Dr. Barbara Heim-Kupr2013 - 2018Christoph HandschinGrowth & Development
Dr. Dominik Herbst2012 - 2018Timm MaierStructural Biology & Biophysics
Dr. Anna Hagmann2014 - 2018Timm MaierStructural Biology & Biophysics
Dr. Matthias Kaiser2011 - 2018Erik van NimwegenComputational & Systems Biology
Dr. Simon Marlaire2013 - 2018Christoph DehioInfection Biology
Dr. Alberto Reinders2011 - 2018Urs JenalInfection Biology
Dr. Nathalie Rion2013 - 2018Markus RueggNeurobiology
Dr. Peter Ringel2013 - 2018Marek BaslerInfection Biology
Dr. Sebastian Rühl2013 - 2018Petr Broz/ Sebastian HillerStructural Biology & Biophysics

Alumni 2017

NamePeriod of PhDResearch Group Research Area
Dr. Ilaria Alborelli2012 - 2017Markus AffolterGrowth & Development
Dr. Vahap Aydogan2013 - 2017Markus AffolterGrowth & Development
Dr. Martino Bertoni2012 - 2017Torsten SchwedeComputational & Systems Biology
Dr. Jonathan Gill2012 - 2017Christoph HandschinGrowth & Development
Dr. Andreas J. Gruber2011 - 2017Mihaela ZavolanComputational & Systems Biology
Dr. Mario Metzler2013 - 2017Markus AffolterGrowth & Development
Dr. Kathrin Sprecher2013 - 2017Urs JenalInfection Biology
Dr. Chongwei Wang2012 - 2017Anne SpangGrowth & Development

Alumni 2016

NamePeriod of PhDResearch GroupResearch Area
Dr. Anna Baron2012 - 2016Erich NiggGrowth & Development
Dr. Emanuela Basaldella2010 - 2016Silvia ArberNeurobiology
Dr. Ursula Broder2012 - 2016Urs JenalGrowth & Development
Dr. Alain Casanova2011 - 2016Christoph DehioInfection Biology
Dr. Stefan Harmansa2012 - 2016Markus AffolterGrowth & Development
Dr. Alexander Harms2011 - 2016Christoph DehioInfection Biology
Dr. Thi-Minh-Phuc Nguyen2011 - 2016Peter ScheiffeleNeurobiology
Dr. Loïc Sauteur2010 - 2016Markus AffolterGrowth & Development

Alumni 2015

NamePeriod of PhDResearch GroupResearch Area
Dr. Verena Albert2010 - 2015Mike HallGrowth & Development
Dr. Christian Arquint2010 - 2015Erich NiggGrowth & Development
Dr. Morgane Callon2011 - 2015Sebastian HillerStructural Biology & Biophysics
Dr. Ivana Dinulovic2010 - 2015Christoph HandschinGrowth & Development
Dr. Fabian Gruss2011 - 2015Timm MaierStructural Biology & Biophysics
Dr. Yun Yueh Lu2011 - 2015Christoph DehioInfection Biology
Dr. Ying Ying Lee2011 - 2015Peter ScheiffeleNeurobiology
Dr. Shyan Low2010 - 2015Christoph DehioInfection Biology
Dr. Julie Weidner2009 - 2015Anne SpangGrowth & Development

Alumni 2014

NamePeriod of PhDResearch GroupResearch Area
Dr. Biter Bilen2007 - 2014Mihaela ZavolanComputational & Systems Biology
Dr. Kathrin Dienst-Pieles2010 - 2014Christoph DehioInfection Biology
Dr. Christiane Pudenz2010 - 2014Silvia ArberNeurobiology

Alumni 2013

NamePeriod of PhDResearch GroupResearch Area
Dr. Anna Lenard2008 - 2013Markus AffolterGrowth & Development
Dr. Corinna Wentzel2009 - 2013Peter ScheiffeleNeurobiology

Alumni 2012

NamePeriod of PhDResearch GroupResearch Area
Dr. Simon Ittig2007 - 2012Guy CornelisInfection Biology
Dr. Christoph Kasper2007 - 2012Cécile ArieumerlouGrowth & Development
Dr. Uli Rockenbauch2007 - 2012Anne SpangGrowth & Development
Dr. Samuel Steiner2007 - 2012Urs JenalGrowth & Development
Dr. Alice Stephan-Krudewig2007 - 2012Markus AffolterGrowth & Development
Dr. Vanja Vukojevic2009 - 2012Andreas Papassotiropoulus
Dr. Matthias Zwick2007 - 2012Anna SeeligStructural Biology & Biophysics