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Professional training and positions

09/2013 – present         Full professor of virology, University of Basel, CH

2007 – 2013                  Associate professor of immunology, University of Geneva, CH

2004 – 2007                  Independent group leader University Hospital of Zurich, CH

2002– 2004                   Postdoctoral fellow, University of Zurich, CH

2001 – 2002                  Postdoctoral fellow, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

1998 – 2000                  Medical doctorate, University of Zurich

Awards and Prizes

2013                             ERC starting grant

2012                             Debiopharm Group Life Sciences Award

2012                             Georges-Köhler-Preis of the “German Society for Immunology”

2011                             Pfizer Research Prize for Infectiology, Rheumatology and Immunology

2010                             Prix Leenaards 2010 pour la promotion de la recherche scientifique      

2010                             Loeffler-Frosch-Prize by the “Society for Virology”

2007                             Stipendiary professorship of the Swiss National Science Foundation

Select publications
For a complete list of publications see:

Interferon-γ-Driven iNOS: A Molecular Pathway to Terminal Shock in Arenavirus Hemorrhagic Fever.Remy MM, ….., Pinschewer DD.Cell Host Microbe. 2017 Sep 13;22(3):354-365.e5

Replicating viral vector platform exploits alarmin signals for potent CD8+ T cell-mediated tumour immunotherapy. Kallert SM, …., Pinschewer DD. Nat Commun. 2017 May 26;8:15327. 

Interferon-driven deletion of antiviral B cells at the onset of chronic infection. Fallet, B, …., Pinschewer DD. Science Immunology, 2016 Oct 21;1(4). pii: eaah6817.

The alarmin interleukin-33 drives protective antiviral CD8⁺ T cell responses. Bonilla WV, …., Pinschewer DD, Science. 2012 Feb 24;335(6071):984-9.

Development of replication-defective lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus vectors for induction of potent CD8+ T cell immunity. FlatzL., …., Pinschewer DD. Nat. Med. 2010 Mar;16(3):339-45