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Department of Molecular Life Sciences Basler Group

Erich Brunner

Erich Brunner

Research Associate

Dr. Erich Brunner

Office Y55-K-54

Tel +41 44 635 31 59



1993 - 1997

Ph.D. theses at the Institute of Zoology Department of Developmental Genetics University of Zürich under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Konrad Basler

1997 - 2001

Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Pathology University Hospital Zürich in the laboratory of PD. Dr. med. Bernhard Odermatt


Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle (USA) in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Ruedi Aebersold

2001 - 2004

Senior Research Associate and Biosafety Officer (BL3) at the Institute of Neuropathology at the Department of Pathology at the University Hospital in Zürich in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. med. Adriano Aguzzi

2005 - 2012

Group leader and Coordinator Technology Development of the Quantitative Model Organism Proteomics initiative in Systems Biology (Q-MOP) chaired by Prof. Dr. Ernst Hafen (2005-2006) and Prof. Dr. Konrad Basler (2006-2012)

2013 -

Senior Research Associate (wissenschaftlicher Abteilungsleiter) at the Institute of Molecular Life Sciences at the University of Zürich in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Konrad Basler.


List of the 5 most important publications

(* equal contribution, +corresponding author)
Ahrens CH, Brunner E, Qeli E, Basler K, Aebersold R. Generating and navigating proteome maps using mass spectrometry. Nature Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2010 Nov;11(11):789-801. Epub 2010 Oct 14.

Goetze, S*, Qeli E*, Mosimann C*, Staes A, Gerrits B, Roschitzki B, Van Damme P. Mohanty S, Niederer EM, Laczko E, Lange V, Hafen E, Aebersold R, Basler K, Ahrens CH, Gevaert K, Brunner E+. (2009) Identification and Functional Characterization of N-terminally acetylated Proteins in Drosophila melanogaster. PloS Biol. 7(11): e1000236. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000236.

Brunner E*+, Ahrens CH*+, Mohanty S*, Baetschmann H, Loevenich S, Potthast F, Deutsch EW, Panse C, de Lichtenberg U, Rinner O, Lee H, Pedrioli PG, Malmstrom J, Koehler K, Schrimpf S, Krijgsveld J, Kregenow F, Heck AJ, Hafen E, Schlapbach R, Aebersold R+. (2007) A high-quality catalog of the Drosophila melanogaster proteome. Nature Biotechnology 25(5):576-83. Epub 2007 Apr 22.

Kramps T*, Peter O*, Brunner E*, Nellen D, Froesch B, Chatterjee S, Murone M, Zullig S, Basler K. (2002) Wnt/wingless signaling requires BCL9/legless-mediated recruitment of pygopus to the nuclear beta-catenin-TCF complex. Cell 109, 47-60. (Citations according to ISI Web of Knowledge: 293)

Brunner E*, Peter O*, Schweizer L, Basler K. (1997) pangolin encodes a Lef-1 homologue that acts downstream of Armadillo to transduce the Wingless signal in Drosophila. Nature 385, 829-33.