Massimo Lopes

Massimo Lopes, Prof. Dr.

Chair of the Board of Directors

Curriculum vitae

Education / Positions

1980-1992 Primary and secondary education in Como, Italy

1992-1997 M.S. Biology, University of Milano, Italy

1997-2000 Ph.D. in Genetics, University of Milano, Dept. of Genetics and Microbiology, Milano, Italy

Research Experience / Interest

2000-2002 Post-doctoral Fellow, Prof. M. Foiani’s lab, IFOM (FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology), Milano, Italy
“The role of checkpoint factors in DNA replication and repair”

2002-2005 Post-doctoral Fellow, Dr. J. Sogo’s lab, Institute of Cell Biology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
"Structural and genetic characterization of replicating chromatin in response to replication stress”

2005-2007 Post-doctoral Fellow, Prof. J. Jiricny’s lab, Institute of Molecular Cancer Research, University of Zürich, Switzerland
“Structural characterization of cytotoxic intermediates arising in the DNA of eukaryotic cells treated with alkylating chemotherapeutics”

2007- SNF Professor, Institute of Molecular Cancer Research, University of Zürich, Switzerland
“Towards the structural visualization of genome instability during DNA replication”

2017 Member of the Board of Directors, Institute for Molecular Cancer Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Fellowships / Awards

2001 AGI (Associazione Genetica Italiana) Award

2002 Long Term Fellowship from Human Frontier Science Program Organization

2002 SIBBM (Societa Italiana di Biofisica e Biologia Molecolare) Award

2002 Premio Cecilia Cioffrese 2002, Fondazione Carlo Erba (Cancer Research)

2003 Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Young Investigator Award (Cancer Research)

2005 Roche Research Foundation postdoctoral fellowship

2006 Ernst Th. Jucker Award (Cancer Research)

2007 SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation) professorship

2012 EMBO Young Investigator Award

2013 Götz Prize