Short CV/Education and training

  • 1982 – 1987
    Gymnasium (grammar school)/cantonal school in Frauenfeld, Switzerland

  • 1987
    Matura (A-levels)

  • 1987 – 1992
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich: Studied biology

  • 1987 – 1992
    ETH Zurich: Advanced studies in chemistry education

  • 1990 – 1991
    Sandoz Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland: Diplom thesis

  • 1992 – 1996
    ETH Zurich/Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, NY: PhD Thesis

  • 1993 – 1994
    Taught chemistry at the Gymnasium (grammar school) Riesbach in Zurich

  • 1997 – 2005
    ETH Zurich: Postdoctoral fellowship

  • Since 2006
    University of Basel: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Professorship

  • 2011 – 2012
    University of Freiburg, Germany: Instructor of anatomy

  • 2012 – 2013
    University of Freiburg: Acting W3 professor of neuroanatomy

Selected publications

  • Baranek, C, Dittrich, M, Parthasarathy, S, Gaiser Bonnon, C, Britanova, O, Lanshakov, D, Boukhtouche, F, Sommer, JE, Colmenares, C, Tarabykin, V, Atanasoski, S (2012). The protooncogene Ski cooperates with the chromatin-remodeling factor Satb2 in specifying callosal neurons. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 109: 3546-51

  • Baranek, C, Atanasoski, S (2012). Modulating epigenetic mechanisms: The diverse functions of Ski during cortical development. Epigenetics, 7:676-679

  • Bonnon, C, Atanasoski, S (2012). c-Ski in health and disease. Cell Tissue Res, 347:51-64

  • Atanasoski, S, Scherer, SS, Sirkowski, E, Garratt, A, Birchmeier, C, Suter, U (2006). ErbB2 signaling in Schwann cells is largely dispensable for maintenance of myelinated peripheral nerves and proliferation of adult Schwann cells following injury. J Neurosci 26: 2124-31

  • Atanasoski, S, Notterpek, L, Lee, HY, Castagner, F, Young, P, Ehrengruber, M, Meijer, D, Sommer, L, Stavnezer, E, Colmenares, C, Suter, U (2004). The Proto-Oncogene Ski Controls Schwann Cell Proliferation and Myelination. Neuron, 43: 499-511

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Chair and Organiser of Symposia

  • Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Stem and Progenitor cells in CNS development, The Federation of European Neurosciences (FENS) Meeting, Amsterdam, 2010

  • Animal Models for Human Diseases, Minisymposium at the ETH Zurich, 2005

Membership in scientific bodies/juries


  • Basel Stem Cell Network (BSCN)

  • Neuroscience Network Basel (NNB)

  • Swiss Stem Cell Network (SSCN)

  • Swiss Society for Neuroscience (SSN)

  • American Society for Neuroscience (SfN)


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