Short CV/Education and training

  • 1970 – 1971
    Studied mathematics and geography at Heidelberg University, Germany

  • 1971 – 1976
    Studied biology at Heidelberg University

  • 1976
    Diplom degree in biology, Heidelberg University

  • 1976 – 1980
    Heidelberg University, Institute of Molecular Genetics

  • 1980

  • 1980 – 1982
    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

  • 1983 – 1987
    German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), research focus pre-mRNA processing

  • 1987 – 1992
    Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland

  • 1988
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification)

  • 1992 – 2014
    University of Geneva, Switzerland; Department of Cellular Biology, Genf, Switzerland

  • since 2014
    Professor emeritus

Selected publications

  • Krämer, A. et al.: The 5' terminus of the RNA moiety of U1 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particles is required for the splicing of messenger RNA precursors. In: Cell 38, 1984. S. 299-307.

  • Krämer, A., Utans, U.: Three protein factors (SF1, SF3 and U2AF) function in pre-splicing complex formation in addition to snRNPs. In: EMBO J. 10, 1991. S. 1503-1509.

  • Brosi, R. et al.: Interaction of mammalian splicing factor SF3a with U2 snRNP and relationship of its 60-kD subunit to yeast PRP9. In: Science 262, 1993. S. 102-105.

  • Krämer, A.: The structure and function of proteins involved in mammalian pre-mRNA splicing. In: Annu. Rev. Biochem. 65, 1996. S. 367-409.

  • Selenko, P. et al.: Structural basis for the molecular recognition between human splicing factors U2AF65 and SF1/mBBP. In: Mol. Cell 11, 2003. S. 965-976.

  • Tanackovic, G., Krämer, A.: Human splicing factor SF3a, but not SF1, is essential for pre-mRNA splicing in vivo. In: Mol. Biol. Cell 16, 2005. S. 1366-1377.

  • Corioni, M., Antih, N., Tanackovic, G., Zavolan, M., Krämer, A.: Analysis of in situ pre-mRNA targets of human splicing factor SF1 reveals a function in alternative splicing. In: Nucleic Acids Res 39, 2011. S. 1868-1879.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Purification of proteins involved in pre-mRNA splicing

  • Structure-function analysis of splicing factors

  • Intracellular localization of proteins

  • Alternative splicing

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Secretary/treasurer of the RNA Society, 2009-2011

  • Délégation aux questions féminines, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2001-2007

  • EMBO Long-Term Fellowship Committee, 2001-2006

  • Equal Opportunity Commission of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva, 2000-2014, president 2000-2006

  • Board of Directors, RNA Society, 2000-2001

  • Federal Appeals Commission for Research Funding, 1997-2000

  • Swiss Committee for Molecular Biology (SKMB), 1994-2001 (president 1995-2001)


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