Heidi Schiffer

Lab technician

Programm MGU
Universität Basel
Vesalgasse 1
CH-4051 Basel

+41 61 207 04 16


  • Bioassays
  • Cell Cultures
  • Western Blots
  • DNA and RNA Extraction, PCRs
  • Care and Maintenance of Fish
  • Stem Cell Cultures, HLA Typing

Main tasks

  • Laboratory Management
  • Member of the Micro Plastics Team
  • Technical Support of the Goby Team
  • Packing and transport organisation of the Equipment  for an Antarctic Expedition
  • Support for the Care and Maintenance of Fish
  • Fieldwork
  • Support for the Practical Training of Student
  • Research at MSE

Professional experience

I have worked for MGU since 2006.
Over the years my tasks have shifted from ecotoxicity testing and cell cultures to more new laboratory methods like extraction of micro plastic in water surface samples and identification of polymers with the help of a FTIR Spectrometer.

There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.<br />

Annie Leonard, Proponent of Sustainability

Personal information

The protection of our environment is a very important issue.