Burkhard Becher

Burkhard Becher, Prof. Dr.

Professor

Phone: +41 44 635 37 03

becher@immunology.uzh.ch

CURRICULUM VITÆ


Name: Burkhard Becher, Ph.D.
Date of Birth: April 4th, 1969 in Cologne, Germany
Marital Status: Married to Marie Francoeur, two Children (Belana ’98, Benedict ’00)
Office Address: Division of Neuroimmunology
Inst. Experimental Immunology
University of Zurich
Y44-J7 (Office), J38/42 (Lab)
Winterthurer Strasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich
Phone: +41-44-635-3703
Fax: +41-44-635-6883 burkhard.becher@neuroimm.unizh.ch
http://www.immunology.uzh.ch

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Since 2008 Professor and Co-Chair of the Inst. of Experimental Immunology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2003-2008 Assistant Professor, Neuroimmunology Unit, Dept. of Neurology, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2002-2003 Assistant Professor, at the Dept. of Microbiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH, USA
  • 1999-2002 Post-Doctoral fellow at the Dept. of Microbiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH, USA

EDUCATION

  • 1995-1998 Ph.D. (Dr.rer.nat.) Institute for Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany & the Dept. of Neuroimmunology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • 1992-1995 M.Sc (Dipl. Biol.): Biochemistry, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 1990-1992 B.Sc. (cand. rer. nat.): Biology, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 1975-1988 Primary, Secondary and High school, Berg. Gladbach, Germany

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2010 Prof. Max Cloëtta Award
  • 2008 Biogen Dompè MS-Research Prize
  • 2008 Robert Bing Prize for Neuroscience
  • 2004 Sobek Junior Research Award
  • 2002 Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • 1999-2001 Fellowship Award National Multiple Sclerosis Society

AFFILIATIONS AND REFEREE TASKS

  • Since 2003 Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Microbiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH, USA
  • Since 2003 Research group leader at the Neuroscience Center Zurich, Molecular life science program and of the National Center for Competence in Research (NCCR)-Neural Plasticity and Repair in Zurich, CH
  • 2007 Elected member of the international advisory board of the international society of Neuroimmunology (ISNI)
  • Since 2010 Neurocure-visiting Professor Carité Berlin, Germany
  • Referee tasks Nature, Nature Med., Nature Immunol., Immunity, Nature Neurosci., PLOS-Biol, J. Exp. Med., Neuron, J.Clin.Invest., etc.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • ISNI (International Society of Neuroimmunology (executive board))
  • SGAI (Swiss Association for Allergology and Immunology)
  • Editorial Board: The open Autoimmunity Journal


Full CV as pdf (PDF, 164 KB)