Adriano Aguzzi

Adriano Aguzzi, Prof. Dr.

Institute of Neuropathology

Phone: +41 44 255 21 07

Telfax: +41 44 255 44 02


Adriano Aguzzi focuses on the genetic manipulation of mice in vivo to study prion diseases. His major achievement has been the identification of the pathways by which prions reach the central nervous system. Aguzzi’s work has been recognized by the Marcel-Benoist Award, the Robert-Koch Award, InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize,  three honorary doctorates (Liege, Bologna, Teramo), a NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Award and two ERC Advanced Grants.

As of July 2019, his publications have been cited 58383 times; his h-index is 118 (Google Scholar).