Prof. Dr. Alex Hajnal

Curriculum Vitae

 First Name  Alex
 Position  Full Professor, Ph.D.
 Oct. 1984 Matura, Kantonsschule Freudenberg, Zürich.
 May 1989 Diploma (Masters) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Zurich.
 July 1993 Ph.D. degree, University of Zurich. Title of thesis: "Gene expression in revertants of H-ras transformed fibroblasts."
 Research experience and positions held
 1988 - 1989 Diploma thesis, Biochemical Institute, University of Zürich, (group of Dr. K. Lerch).
 1989 - 1993 Ph. D. thesis, Division of Cancer Research, University of Zurich (group of Dr. R. Schäfer and Dr. R. Klemenz).
 1993 - 1994 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Stanford University (USA.), group of Dr. H. M. Blau.
 1994 - 1997 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Developmental Biology, Stanford University (USA.), group of Dr. S. K. Kim.
 1997- 2001 Junior group leader (Oberassistent), Division of Cancer Research, University of Zurich.
 since 2001 Assistant and since 2015 Full Professor, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences University of Zürich.
 Fellowships and Awards:
 • Postdoctoral fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation (1993-1996)
 • 3 year Postoctoral fellowship from the Robert Steel Foundation (declined in favor of SNF fellowship)
 • Young Investigator Award from the Sassella Foundation, 1998
 • EMBO Young Investigator award, 2001