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Markus Aebi has been full Professor of Mycology, before Associate Professor, in the Institute of Microbiology since April 1st, 1998.
His research topics center around microbial glycobiology with a special focus on N-linked protein glycosylation and the interaction of fungi with predators and parasites. Markus Aebi is from Wynigen BE and was born on June 28, 1955 in Brugg AG. After attending schools in Brugg and Baden, he studied natural sciences at the ETH Zurich and earned his doctorate under Professor Hütter in the Institute of Microbiology at the ETH Zurich. His dissertation was awarded the ETH Medal. After receiving his doctoral degree, he transferred in 1983 to the Institute of Molecular Biology I at the University of Zurich (Professor Ch. Weissmann), where he did postgraduate work and later worked as senior assistant. He did research at the California Institute of Technology from 1987 to 1988 and then returned to the Institute of Molecular Biology I at the University of Zurich where he directed a research group as a START fellow of the National Science Foundation.
Prof. Aebi emphasizes the close collaboration of research groups in and outside the ETH as well as the teaching of modern biology. From 1999 to 2003, he served as dean of student affairs and as Vice Head of the Department of Biology and since 2009, he is director of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.
In 2004, he received the Körber Preis and in 2009, the IGO (International Glycoconjugate Organisation) Award.
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