Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Roland K. O. Sigel

Born on November 26th, 1971 in Basel, Switzerland
Citizen of Switzerland
University of Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland
since January 2003 Oberassistent with Prof. Dr. Heinz Berke
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Zürich, Zürich
"Determination of metal ion binding sites in group II intron ribozymes".
Columbia University
New York, USA
Mar 2000 - Nov 2002 Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Prof. Dr. Anna Marie Pyle
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York
"Determination of metal ion binding sites in group II intron ribozymes"
(Fellowship by the Swiss National Academie of Natural Sciences and
the Swiss National Science Foundation).
University of Dortmund
Dortmund, Germany
Oct 1999 - Dec 1999 Postdoctoral Research Assistant with Prof. Dr. Bernhard Lippert
Department of Chemistry, University of Dortmund, Germany
Sep 1996 - Sep 1999 Ph.D. Thesis (summa cum laude) under the supervision of
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Lippert, University of Dortmund, Germany
"Effect of Platinum(II) Coordination on the Acid-Base and Hydrogen-Bonding Properties of Nucleobases: Association Patterns in Solution and the Solid State"

University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland
Oct 1991 - Jun 1995 Studies for the Diploma in General Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry
Mar 1995 - Jun 1995 Work for the Diploma Thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Urs Séquin,
Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Basel
"Synthesis of Potential Receptor-Tyrosine-Kinase Inhibitors"
Jan 1995 - Feb 1995 Labcourse in Radiochemistry and Radiophysics
Oct 1994 - Dec 1994 Labcourse in Bioinorganic Chemistry
"Metal-Ion Binding Properties of Adenosine 5'-O-Thiomonophosphate"
Oct 1994 Diploma exams in Inorganic, Organic, Physical and Analytical Chemistry
Jun 1994 Final exam in the Minor Subject "Biochemistry/Biology" at the Biocenter, University of Basel

Military Service
Jan 2000 Promotion to First Lieutenant
since June 1996 Several Repetition and Tactical Courses
Jun 1995 - May 1996 Officers School, Graduation and Service as Lieutenant
Jan 1991 - Oct 1991 Basic training; School, Graduation and Service as non-commissioned officer
Dec 1990 Matura at the Gymnasium Oberwil
Oberwil, Switzerland
Jan 1989 - Jul 1989 Exchange Student at Otago Boys' High School
Dunedin, New Zealand
Apr 1983 - Dec 1990 Progymnasium and Gymnasium Oberwil
Oberwil, Switzerland
Apr 1978 - Apr 1983 Primary School
Biel-Benken, Switzerland