Prof. Witold Filipowicz

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

Head of Laboratory at the Miescher Institute in Basel. Research on protein biosynthesis; isolated from cells of various organisms 4 new enzymes (cyclase, 2 ligases, specific phosphodiesterase) involved in mRNA formation. In 2011, he was honored by the International RNA Society for his contributions to RNA research. Co-author of the article Structural and biochemical insights to the role of the CCR4-NOT complex and DDX6 ATPase in microRNA repression and the book Post-Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression in Plants.