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, three honorary doctorates (Liege, Bologna, Teramo), and an Advanced ERC grant. His publications have been cited 24’166 times; his h-index is 81 (Web of Science).