Kim Nasmyth

Director, Institute for Molecular Pathology, Vienna

Kim NASMYTH is director of the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)

in Vienna. Dr. Nasmyth’s main area of research is chromosome segregation during

mitosis and meiosis. He is also leader of a joint venture of the Austrian Academy of

Sciences and the IMP to establish a new institute of molecular and cellular biology

and bioinformatics. Dr. Nasmyth was a senior scientist at the IMP, and a staff

member at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Division

of Cell Biology, Cambridge, UK. He has received numerous awards including the

Louis Jeantet Prize for Medicine, and the 1999 Wittgenstein Prize by the Austrian

Government. Dr. Nasmyth is a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and

a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr.

Nasmyth received a Ph.D. from the Department of Zoology, University of Edinburgh,



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