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CURRICULUM VITÆ


Christopher B. Jackson
born august 26th 1980, Switzerland
Swiss/British citizenship


2009–present PhD student in the Division of Human Genetics at the University Hospital in Berne: The Molecular Pathomechanism of Mitochondrial Disorders
2008–09 Research assistant in the Division of Human Genetics at the University Hospital in Berne
2007–08 Diploma thesis at the M.E. Müller Institute for Structural Biology at the University of Basle under supervision of Prof. Dr. A. EngelAtomic Force Microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy: A comparative study on high pressure frozen, freeze substituted and chemically fixed embedded biological samples concerning three dimensional reconstruction
2006 Research practical at the Inselspital in Berne at the laboratory of
Professor Dr. Gallati:Human mitochondrial diseases
2006 Research practical at the Institute of Cell Biology at the University of Berne at the laboratory of Prof. Dr. B. Lanzrein:Ultrastructural analysis of the polydnavirus of the parasitic wasp Chelons inanitus
2005 Practical at the Institute of Biochemistry at the University of Berne at the laboratory of Dr. L. Schmitz:Signal transduction and inducible gene expression in eukaryotic cells using the transcription factor NF-kB
2003–05 Acquisition of basic studies in biology at the University of Berne
2001–03 Studies in philosophy, german literature and biology at the University of Zurich


Scientific activities
2007               Practical course in 4 dimensional Microscopy in Zürich(CMI, EMEZ, LMC)
2005 Practical in Transmission Electron Microscopy and cryotechniques at
the Institute of Anatomy at the University of Berne under supervision
of Dr. D. Studer:Motility of Walker Carcinosarcoma cells
2005 Practical at the Institute of Plant Sciences at the University of Berne at the laboratory of Dr. D. Hörtensteiner: Genotyping of T-DNA insertion lines in Arabidopsis thaliana



Prizes
2011 The Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition (Honorable Mention)
2010
The Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition (Honorable Mention)


Additional information
2009             Founder and CEO of the IKELOS, Inc.



Publications

qPCR-based mitochondrial DNA quantification: Influence of template DNA fragmentation on accuracy.
Jackson CB, Gallati S, Schaller A.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012 Jun 5.

Impairment of mitochondrial tRNA(Ile) processing by a novel mutation associated with chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia.
Schaller A, Desetty R, Hahn D, Jackson CB, Nuoffer JM, Gallati S, Levinger L.
Mitochondrion. 2011 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Molecular and biochemical characterisation of a novel mutation in POLG associated with Alpers syndrome.
Schaller A, Hahn D, Jackson CB, Kern I, Chardot C, Belli DC, Gallati S, Nuoffer JM.
BMC Neurol. 2011 Jan 14;11(1):4.

Quantitative 1-step DNA methylation analysis with native genomic DNA as template.
von Kanel T, Gerber D, Schaller A, Baumer A, Wey E, Jackson CB, Gisler FM, Heinimann K, Gallati S.
Clin Chem. 2010 Jul;56(7):1098-106. Epub 2010 May 14.