Witold Filipowicz#


Witold Filipowicz
Email:filipowi 'at' fmi.ch
Membership Number:2332
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:wfilipowicz
Elected:2005
Homepage: http://www.fmi.ch/about/people/emeriti/emeriti.html?group=9





Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2012 Professor Emeritus, but still conducting research at the Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel
  • 1984-2012 Senior Staff Scientist and Group Leader, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel
  • 1997 Titular Professor, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 1980-1981 Visiting Scientist (sabbatical), Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Nutley, NJ, USA (Dr. A. J. Shatkin)
  • 1978 Visting Scientist, Institute Jacques Monod, Paris (Dr. A.-L. Haenni)
  • 1976-1984 Adjunct and Associate Professor, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Warsaw
  • 1974-1976 Post-doctoral fellow, New York University and Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Nutley, NJ, USA (Drs. S. Ochoa and A.J. Shatkin)
  • 1968-1973 Pre-doctoral fellow, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Dr. P. Szafranski)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Post-transcriptinal regulation of gene expression
  • Biogenesis and function of RNA
  • Mechanism and regulation of translation
  • RNA interference and microRNAs
  • Enzymes involved in RNA transactions

Honours and Awards
  • 1972 and 1982 Awards of the Scientific Secretary of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 1974 and 1980 Awards of the Biological Section of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 1978 The Skarzynski Award, Polish Biochemical Society
  • 1985 The Jakub Karol Parnas Award, Polish Biochemical Society
  • 2005 Foreign Member, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2005 Member, Academia Europea
  • 2011 Lifetime Achievement in Science Award of RNA Society, RNA2011, Kyoto
  • 2013/14 The Gutenberg Chair (Chaire Gutenberg) 2014 Prize, Strasbourg
  • Member of EMBO and Academia Europaea; Foreign Member, Polish Academy of Sciences


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