Short CV/Education and training

  • 1984 – 1990
    Medical studies at the Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg i. Br., Germany, Thesis grade: Summa cum laude

  • 1991 – 1994
    MD thesis study with Prof. Dr. V. ter Meulen, Institute of Virology and Immunobiology, University Wuerzburg, Germany

  • 1994 – 1996
    Junior doctor at the University Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Freiburg i. Br., Germany

  • 1996 – 1999
    Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. H. Acha-Orbea, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Epalinges, Switzerland

  • 1999 – 2001
    Senior postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. J.P. Kraehenbuhl, Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, Epalinges, Switzerland

  • 2001 – 2003
    Maitre assistant with Prof. Dr. J.P. Kraehenbuhl at the Institute of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Switzerland

  • 2003 – 2009
    Swiss National Science Foundation Professor, DBM, University of Basel

  • 2009 – 2010
    Assistant professor at the DBM, University of Basel, Switzerland

  • Since 2010
    Full professor at the University Childrens Hospital Basel (UKBB) and the Department of Biomedicine (DBM) and Director of Research at the UKBB, University of Basel, Switzerland

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • Development of lymphoid tissues

  • Signaling pathways controlling innate lymphoid cell (ILC) development

  • ILCs in innate and adaptive immunity

  • ILCs and tissue repair

  • ILC-mediated tumor recognition

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMW)

  • Prof. Max Cloetta Foundation

  • Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft Basel (FAG)

  • Examination board Fachimmunologe of the German Society of Immunology

  • Subkommission med./psychol. (SK2) Nachwuchsförderung, Universität Basel

  • Dissertation award committee, medical faculty Basel

  • Reviewer of peer-reviewed research journals and foundations

  • German Society of Immunology

  • German Society for Virology

  • Swiss Society of Allergy and Immunology

  • Swiss MD/PhD Society

  • Gesellschaft für Kinder und Jugendmedizin Regio Basel

  • UKBB executive board

  • DBM executive board

  • Scientific boards and organization committees of congresses and work shops

  • Co-organizer of the Annual Conference of the Swiss Society of Allergy and Immunology 2007 and 2015 in Basel

  • Appointments committees, medical faculty Basel

Media coverage

  • Uninews

  • Swiss Cancer Ligue

Additional qualifications

  • Fachimmunologin of the German Society for Immunology

  • Invited participant of the Management Seminar 2014 of the University Basel, Quality and Diversity


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Mentoring for female young investigators and students

  • Benefactor of medical foundations and humanitarian aid organizations

  • Member of the Association A Piacere

  • Volunteer social worker, Protestant Church Organization, Bretten, Germany (1983 – 1984)


Other activities and achievements/family


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