Below is the list of former FMI group leaders since the institute’s inception in 1970, ordered by departure date (descending). Group leaders who retired from their FMI position are part of our Emeritus faculty; several emeriti continue an active scientific life without a lab. For former group leaders who took on a new role elsewhere, we indicate the position they held after leaving the FMI and their new webpage if available.

Emeriti Overview
Period Group
2011 - 2018

Ulrich Rass
Professor, Genome Damage & Stability Centre, University of Sussex, UK
» Webpage

Group alumni
2005 - 2018

Rafal Ciosk
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Biosciences - University of Oslo, Norway
» Webpage

Group alumni
2006 - 2016

Mohamed Bentires-Alj
Professor, Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
» Webpage

Group alumni
2008 - 2016

Jan Pielage
Professor, Department of Zoology and Neurobiology, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
» Webpage

Group alumni
1988 - 2015

Nancy E. Hynes
Retired

Emeritus page
1985 - 2015

Ruth Chiquet-Ehrismann
Passed away

Emeritus page
1983 - 2015

Brian A. Hemmings
Retired

Emeritus page
1984 - 2013

Witold Filipowicz
Retired

Emeritus page
2004 - 2012

Joy Alcedo
Professor, Dpt of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
» Webpage

Group alumni
2003 - 2011

Thomas G. Oertner
Professor, Neuroscience, University of Hamburg, Germany

Group alumni
1983 - 2011

Yoshikuni Nagamine
Retired

Emeritus page
1983 - 2009

Jan Hofsteenge
Retired

Emeritus page
1970 - 2007

Denis Monard
Retired

Emeritus page
1980 - 2007

Frederick Meins
Retired

Emeritus page
1978 - 2007

Andrew Matus
Retired

Emeritus page
2001 - 2005

Fang-Lin Sun

Group alumni
1975 - 2004

George Thomas

Group alumni
1978 - 2004

Barbara Hohn

Emeritus page
1987 - 2004

Thomas Boller

Group alumni
1997 - 2003

Manfred Heinlein

Group alumni
1978 - 2003

Thomas Hohn

Emeritus page
1997 - 2003

Ulrich Mueller

Group alumni
2000 - 2003

Yves-Alain Barde

Group alumni
1995 - 2003

Wilhelm Krek

Group alumni
1991 - 2003

Jerzy Paszkowski

Group alumni
1997 - 2002

Rohrer, J.

Group alumni
1971 - 2002

Jean-Pierre Jost

Emeritus page
1999 - 2001

Sebastian Bonhoeffer

Group alumni
1987 - 2000

Max M. Burger

Emeritus page
1999 - 2000

Ueli Grossniklaus

Group alumni
1988 - 1999

Arnd Sturm

Group alumni
1987 - 1997

Kurt Ballmer-Hofer

Group alumni
1988 - 1996

Ferenc Nagy

Group alumni
1988 - 1993

Bernd Groner

Group alumni
1976 - 1991

Patrick King

Group alumni
1984 - 1990

Stone, S.

Group alumni
1983 - 1990

Jiricny, J.

Group alumni
1970 - 1988

Dirks-Ventling, C.

Group alumni
1984 - 1988

Shibahara, S.

Group alumni
1985 - 1988

Kunzler, P.

Group alumni
1971 - 1987

Moroni, C.

Group alumni
1976 - 1986

Potrykus, I.

Group alumni
1983 - 1986

Green, G.

Group alumni
1974 - 1985

Staehelin, M.

Group alumni
1982 - 1984

Shaw, E.

Group alumni
1978 - 1984

Weideli, H.

Group alumni
1982 - 1984

Reich, E.

Group alumni
1971 - 1984

Gordon, J.

Group alumni
1977 - 1984

Conscience, J.F.

Group alumni
1978 - 1983

Hinnen, A.

Group alumni
1977 - 1983

Jimenez de Asua, L.

Group alumni
1974 - 1982

Levitan, I.

Group alumni
1974 - 1982

Bürk, R.

Group alumni
1970 - 1981

Neher, R.

Group alumni
1977 - 1979

Thomas, E.

Group alumni
1970 - 1977

Winterhalter, K.

Group alumni
1970 - 1977

Kahnt, F.

Group alumni
1971 - 1976

Iscove, N.

Group alumni
1970 - 1976

Schnebli, H.

Group alumni
1970 - 1975

Wachsmuth, E.

Group alumni
1970 - 1974

Bloch, H.

Group alumni