Universität Bern
Institut für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie


Michael Altmann




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Curriculum vitae


Profession    Biochemist and Molecular Biologist
   
Date and location of birth    August 13, 1952; Frankfurt/Main
   
Nationality    German
   
Address    Institut für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie, Universität Bern
Bühlstr. 28; 3012-Bern, Switzerland
 
Phone: 0041-31 6314127

E-mail:     michael.altmann@ibmm.unibe.ch


Education and professional career


1971-1976    
Studies of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Technische Universität Berlin / Germany
Diploma: Dipl. Ing. Chemiker mit Spezialfach Biochemie

1984   
Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Fachbereich Chemie der Freien Universität Berlin / Germany (Dr. rer. nat.)

1984-1986   
2 year postdoc at the Biocenter of the University of Basel (Switzerland) as fellow of the European Molecular Biology Organization  (EMBO)

1987   
1 year postdoc at  the McGill-University, Montreal (Canada) as fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

1988- June1989   
Research Associate at the Institut für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (Medical Faculty) of the University of Berne 

1989-1990   
Leader of the project of the Bundesamt für Umwelt, Wald und Landschaft (BUWAL) "Umweltforschungskatalog der Schweiz, 1987-1990" 

1991   
Research Associate at the  Institut für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (Medical Faculty) of the University of Berne

1994   
Habilitation in Molecular Biology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Berne

2001   
Nomination as Titularprofessor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Berne

2008
Nomination as Assozierter Professor at the University of Berne


Recipient of  Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)-grants
:
No. 31003A_146722 (2013-2016), 3100A0-119996 (2008-2012), 3100A0-104207 (2004-2008) «Regulation of translation initiation in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae» and No. 31-42374.94 (1995-1998) «Studies on RNA-binding proteins involved in initiation of protein synthesis in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae»

Co-recipient of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)-grants:
No. 31-32349.91 «The mechanism and regulation of mRNA translation in the eukaryote Saccharomyces cerevisiae» and
No. 3100-055423.98 «The structure and function of translation initiation from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae».