Karsten Tischer studied human biology at the University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany. From 2000 to 2003, he did his Ph.D. studies at the Friedrich Loeffler Institute at the Insel Riems, Germany, where he was involved in the generation and mutagenesis of Marek’s disease virus BAC clones. He did his postdoctoral studies at Cornell University, where he developed en passant mutagenesis. In 2005, he went to Kiel to continue his work with varicella zoster virus. Since 2008, he works as the Head of the Laboratory for Orthopoxviruses at the Freie Universität Berlin. His work is now based on the mutagenesis of a full-length BAC clone of cowpox virus. His expertise was in virology, large DNA viruses, red mutagenesis, and BACs.
Biography Updated on 22 March 2012