Highlighted Publication

Crystal structure of the L-arginine/agmatine transporter AdiC at 1.7 Å resolution: Insights into the role of water molecules and networks in oligomerization and substrate binding

Please see our recent publication: Ilgü et al. (2021), BMC Biology


Dimitrios Fotiadis, Ph.D.


Professor of Structural Biology (full professor, Ordinarius)


  • Habilitation in biophysics, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Diploma in molecular biology, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland

Professional activities:

  • Scientific collaborations with numerous international research groups
  • More than 110 publications in top ranked scientific journals
  • Referee for more than twenty international scientific journals
  • Organizer and co-organizer of international workshops and conferences
  • Academic editor for the scientific journal 'PLoS ONE'
  • Managing director of the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (University of Bern, Switzerland)


  • Date of birth: 1st July 1971
  • Nationalities: Swiss and Greek
  • Marital status: Married, two children
  • Languages: German, Greek and Spanish (native languages), English and French (excellent) and Italian (good)
  • Hobbies: Reading about ancient cultures and ancient greek numismatic



Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Fotiadis

Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

University of Bern
Bühlstrasse 28
CH-3012 Bern

Phone +41 31 684 41 03


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