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Who is Who of the BII-Alumni


For the Event of BII-at-40, 10th June, 2011




Edited by

Una Chen and Randy Baron


Published by


International Senior Professional Institute e.V. (ISPIe.V.) 


Coverpage: Siebdruck / Screen-print of a sketch on “free association” 




Friday, 10th June 2011, will be the official 40th anniversary of the Basel Institute for Immunology (BII-at-40), we are organizing various celebration events, including a two-day-symposium on “Immune Responses and Autoimmunity” (www.ispiev.org, under Symposium 2011), public education on “Immunity and Diseases”, a concert, an exhibition, and a dinner party.

A booklet “Who is Who of the BII-Alumni” includes the good wishes of many alumni and friends who come to celebrate the BII-at-40 as well as those who could not attend this event.

The BII was founded and supported by Hoffmann-La Roche and, since its foundation in 1971, had an outstandingly brilliant 30 years history until its closure in 2001. The BII has produced three Nobel Prize winners: Niels Jerne, Georges Köhler (with Cesar Milstein, 1984) and Susumu Tonegawa (1987). It was the “Mecca“of the immunology-scientific community. Several hundreds of scientists passed through the Institute, either as a scientific member, a visiting scientist, or a student. Even today, one third of immunologists of the immunology world, actively contributing to the field of immunology, spent sometime of their life in the BII and in the city of Basel.

Looking back to the BII time and the development of alumni, one finds that in the 30 years of operation, the Institute attracted hundreds of people with very original thinking, free minds and many unique personalities. Many BII members are leaders by nature, most of them are creatively talented in many fields and are still conducting break-through research contributing to knowledge and the welfare of mankind. The spirit of BII continues even after the closing of the Institute; many of the BII alumni are actively involved in creative work at present and are transferring the legacy of the BII spirit to the successive generation. Many BII alumni are giants and heroes in the field that they now are actively engaged in.

 Through the opportunity of this symposium, we wish to enable the speakers, participants, and supporting organizations to get together in order to reconnect, to discuss and maybe to spark additional collaborations in the future.

We are looking forward to your participation in this BII-at-40 event to make it into another unforgettable celebration event.



 Una Chen, Ph.D. U.C.Berkeley

 on behalf of Organization Committee of BII-at-40 Event


Co-editor of Who is Who of the BII-Alumni 2011




For Basel Institute for Immunology 40th anniversary celebration, 9 – 10th June 2011





Even though my stay at the Basel Institute for Immunology (BII) was rather brief, it was highly illuminating and had a major impact on my future career as an immunologist. I was most impressed by the spirit of openness and collegiality of the institute, where I was immediately integrated into the BII's research community. The BII was a leader for many immunologists mostly for two reasons: First, its goal of highest scientific originality, precision, and quality and second, its spirit, which immediately convinced its members to whole-heartedly follow suit. I know that this is an over-simplification but the enormous output of leaders in immunology clearly argues for its success. They say performance depends on attitude and judging from the BII's track record, its overwhelmingly positive attitude is obvious, and the contagiousness of its attitude has succeeded in imprinting a spirit of quality and openness in research to the many students, post-docs and researches who have walked through its doors. I am proud to have been there – to have learned about the art and tools of immunological research – at the most vibrant center of its kind.

Stefan H.E. Kaufmann
Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin
President, International Union of Immunological Society



6th April, 2011





Who is Who of the BII-Alumni Coverpage



Greetings from President of IUIS



Scientists (ABC Family Name Order)                       page

Berek Claudia                                                11

Bogen Bjarne                                                 12

Chen Una                                                      13

Dembic Zlatko                                               14

Fathman Garry                                               15

Flajnik Martin                                                16

Gerson Donald                                               17

Gisler Roland                                                 18

Günthert Ursula                                              19

Hamilton John                                                20

Hansen John                                                  21

Hengartner Hans                                            22

Heusser Christoph                                         23

Jacobs Heinz                                                 24

Julius Michael                                                25

Kapasi Zoher                                                26

Karasuyama Hejime                                      27

Kaufman Jim                                                 28

Kaufmann Stefan                                           29

Kettman Jack                                                30

Kincade Paul                                                 31

Kisielow Pawel                                              32

Lamers Marinus                                             33

Lassila Olli                                                     34

Leanderson Tomas                                        35

Mackay Charles                                            36

Marcu Kenneth                                             37

Mayr Wolfgang                                             38

Ohnishi Kazuo                                               39

Pink Richard                                                  40

Ramseier Hansruedy                                      41

Riesen Walter                                                42

Sakaguchi Nobuo                                          43

Salio Mariolina                                              44

Shulman Marc                                               45

Sidman Charles                                             46

Tyndall Alan                                                  47

von Borster Jack                                           48

Wallny Hans-Joachim                                    49



Students                                                     page

Borggrefe Tilman                                          53

Ghia Paolo                                                   54

Jäck Hans-Martin                                         55

Padovan Elisabetta                                       56

Schmitz Nicole                                             57

Ziegler Andreas                                            58



Anquez Viviane                                            61

Dangy Jean-Pierre                                        62

Lang Rosmarie                                             63

Marcuz Anne                                               64




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