Prof. Dr. Beat Christen
Beat Christen studied Molecular Biology and earned his PhD at the Biocenter, University of Basel. As a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate, he worked together with Lucy Shapiro at Stanford University where he invented novel high-throughput strategies that enable quantitative investigation and deciphering of large-scale networks in prokaryotes. Among these strategies are high-content fluorescence microscopy screening approaches (Christen B, et al. PNAS 2010, Christen M, et al Science 2010), a systems genetics strategy that utilizes hyper-saturated transposon mutagenesis to map essential genetic features with base-pair accuracy on the chromosome (Christen B, et al. Mol. Syst. Biol. 2011), and a methodology to profile transcription factor networks on global scale.
In 2013, Beat Christen joined the Institute of Molecular Systems Biology as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology, ETH Zürich.