Centrosomes in Development and Disease

Centrosomes in Development and Disease

Editor(s): Erich A. Nigg

Print ISBN: 9783527309801

Online ISBN: 9783527603800

DOI: 10.1002/3527603808

Author Biography

About the Author

Erich Nigg obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. After postdoctoral training in California, he directed research groups at the ETH and the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, before being appointed Full Professor at the University of Geneva. In 1997, he became Director and Scientific Member of the Max-Planck Society, and has been head of the Cell Biology Department at the Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried/Munich since October 1999. Professor Nigg's research interests are centered on cell cycle control, with a current focus on the regulation of the centrosome cycle, cell division, and the problem of chromosomal instability in cancer.