Erich Nigg#


Erich Nigg
Email:erich.nigg 'at' unibas.ch
Membership Number:1795
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:enigg
Elected:1998
Homepage:http://www.biozentrum.unibas.ch/research/groups-platforms/overview/unit/nigg





Present and Previous 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

Fields of Scholarship
  • Regulation of cell division
  • Causes of chromosomal changes in tumor cells
  • Characterization of regulatory enzymes
  • Cellular structures
  • Cell cycle and chromosome stability

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Deputy of Vice-Rector Research to represent the University of Basel at the Foundation Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation
  • 2009 Elected Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences
  • 2005 Elected Member of the German Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina”
  • 2004 Meyenburg Prize (“Wilhelm und Maria Meyenburg Stiftung” and DKFZ Heidelberg)
  • 2000 Member of the American Association for Cancer Research
  • 1998 Elected Member of Academia Europaea
  • 1993 R. Wenner Prize for Cancer Research
  • 1992 Friedrich Miescher Prize
  • 1991 Elected Member of EMBO
  • 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


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