Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board is composed of internationally renowned scientists who are based outside of Basel. Members of the Advisory Board cover with their expertise both basic and clinical aspects of the research addressed in the focal areas of the DBM and at least two members are assigned to each focal area. The Advisory Board organizes itself independently and appoints one of its members as chair.

The Scientific Advisory Board visits the DBM once a year and evaluates research quality of individual research groups and organizational aspects of the department. It writes a report for the attention of the DBM Executive Committee and the DBM Council, which is composed of members of the Rectorate, the Dean’s Office and the directors of the University Hospitals that participate in the DBM. The Advisory Board can also be consulted during the year on specific issues.



Prof. Bernard Malissen
Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy
Marseille Cedex, France  

Prof. Pamela Ohashi
Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Prof. Judith E. Allen
Lydia Becker Institute for Immunology and Inflammation,
Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research,
The University of Manchester, UK

Prof. Sallusto

Prof. Federica Sallusto

Institute for Research in Biomedicine
Università della Svizzera italiana
Bellinzona, Switzerland


Prof. Klaus-Armin Nave
Deptartment of  Neurogenetics
Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine
Goettingen, Germany

Prof. Christian Rosenmund 
Charite Neurowissenschafltiches Forschungszentrum
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Berlin, Germany


Prof. Jim Norman
Beatson Institute, Cancer Research UK and University of Glasgow
Glasgow, UK

Prof. Ivo Touw (chair)
Department of Hematology
Erasmus University Medical Center
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Prof. Giulio Cossu
Constance Thornley Professor of Regenerative Medicine

The University of Manchester, UK

Prof. Karl-Heinz Krause

Departments of Pathology, Immunology, and Clinical Pathology

University Hospitals of Geneva & University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland