At A Glance

Name: Erich Nigg

Position: Director, Department of Cell Biology, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, since 1999; honorary professor of cell biology, Ludwig Maximilians University, since 2000

Background: Postdoc, department of biology, University of California, San Diego — 1980-1982; PhD, biochemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology — 1977-1980

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