Werner Arber

University of Basel

Primary Section: 26, Genetics
Secondary Section: 27, Evolutionary Biology
Membership Type:
International Member (elected 1984)

Research Interests

My research interests focus on mechanisms to promote and to inhibit the exchange of genetic information between microorganisms: DNA restriction and modification systems; genetic recombination mechanisms, including transposition and site-specific inversion and their relevance for genetic rearrangements; and spontaneous mutagenesis and microbial evolution.

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