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Dr. Nicolas Battich

Principal Investigator Helmholtz Pioneer Campus

Research Area

Nico Battich began his scientific career in Scotland, where in 2010 he obtained a first-class degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Glasgow. He carried out his Ph.D. in Systems Biology at the University of Zurich. Nicolas has been awarded postdoctoral fellowships from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Human Frontier Science Program to conduct research at the Hubrecht Institute in the Netherlands. He is a group leader at the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus in Munich since August 2022, where he works on the systems biology of stem cell differentiation.

Professional Background

2022 - present

Principal Investigator Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, Helmholtz Munich

2016 - 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, NL

2010 - 2016

Ph.D. Researcher at the Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich

2008 - 2009

Master Student at Astra Zeneca, Dept. of Molecular Toxicology, Macclesfield, UK


Internship at the Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), Amsterdam


Internship at the Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

Honors and Awards

  • 2021
    ERC Starting Grant, EU

  • 2019
    EMBO workshop on Single Cell Biology Poster Prize, Japan

  • 2017
    Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • 2017
    SNSF Early Mobility Postdoctoral Fellowship, Switzerland

  • 2016
    Annual Prize of the Faculty of Science for Best Doctoral Thesis, University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2013
    EMBO Poster Prize, 5th EMBO meeting, Amsterdam, NL

  • 2013
    SystemsX Day Poster Prize, Bern, Switzerland

  • 2010
    Class Prize Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Glasgow, UK

  • 2009
    Sainsbury Studentship of the Gatsby Foundation, UK

  • 2007
    Lorimer Bursary, University of Glasgow, UK

  • 2007
    Gatsby Work-Placement Bursary, Gatsby Foundation, UK

  • 2007
    Dobbie Smith Prize for Plant Science, Univ. of Glasgow, UK

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