Prof Primo Schär
Dean Medical Faculty, University of Basel
Prof Primo Schär is the Dean of the Medical Faculty at the University of Basel and Professor at the Department of Biomedicine of the University of Basel. He obtained his PhD from the University of Bern and did his postdoctoral work at both the University of Bern and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK). Prior to joining the University of Basel, Prof Schär was a research group leader at the Institute of Molecular Cancer Research, University of Zürich.
His group investigates biological processes that modulate genome plasticity, i.e. the stability of the genetic and epigenetic codes of cell identity. The objective is to provide a thorough understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved and the consequences of their dysfunction for cell fate, transformation and cancer.