Karl Heinimann

Profile photo of Karl HeinimannKarl Heinimann, MD PhD, is a Professor of Medical Genetics at the Medical Faculty, University of Basel, Switzerland, and Deputy Medical Director as well as Head of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory, both at the Department of Medical Genetics and Pathology at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland.

As a medical geneticist, Dr Heinimann has a longstanding interest in cancer predispositions, in particular familial gastrointestinal cancer syndromes, the identification of genetic alterations, both germline and somatic, the mechanisms involved in tumorigenesis and research into genotype-phenotype correlations.