Susan Gasser#


Susan Gasser
Email:susan.gasser 'at' fmi.ch
Membership Number:1804
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:sgasser
Homepage: http://www.fmi.ch/research/groupleader/?group=42
Homepage: http://www.fmi.ch/research/groupleader/website/gasserlab




Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2005 University of Basel, Full Professor in Molecular Biology
  • since 2004 Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Director
  • 2001 - 2004 University of Geneva, Full Professor, Department of Molecular Biology
  • 1986 - 2001 Swiss Inst for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC; Junior then senior group leader)
  • 1983 - 1986 Univ. of Geneva, Maître assistante, Dept. of Mol. Biology (U. Laemmli)
  • 1982 Ph.D., University of Basel, Dept. of Biochemistry (G. Schatz)
  • 1979 B.A. with Honors in Biological Sciences (Biophysics) University of Chicago

Fields of Scholarship
  • Epigenetics
  • Heritable gene repression in yeast
  • Telomeres
  • Nuclear envelope
  • Nuclear organization
  • RecQ helicases
  • Replication checkpoint kinases
  • Live fluorescence microscopy
  • Chromatin dynamics
  • DNA repair pathways
  • Gene positioning in differentiation and degenerative disease

Honours and Awards
  • National Latsis Prize (Swiss) 1991
  • Election to EMBO 1993
  • Friedrich Miescher Prize (Swiss) 1994
  • Election to Academia Europaea 1998
  • Medal of Honor from the 3rd Medical Faculty of Charles University (Prague) 1999
  • Member of the Académie de France, Institut de science 2005
  • Otto Naegeli Prize for Medical Research (Swiss) 2006
  • Gregor Mendal Medal of the Czech Academy of Science 2006
  • Member of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences, Switzerland 2006
  • Member of the German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina 2007
  • Nucleic Acid Award of the Royal Academy of Chemistry (UK) 2009
  • Election to American Association for the Advancement of Science 2009
  • Prix International de l'INSERM, France 2011
  • EMBO/FEBS Women in Science Award 2012
  • Weizmann Institute, Women in Science Award 2013


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