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Institute of Molecular Cancer Research Janscak Lab

Prof. Dr. Pavel Janscak

Prof. Dr. Pavel Janscak

University of Zurich
Institute of Molecular Cancer Research
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich


Building / Room: Y17-K-52
Phone: +41 44 635 34 70
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Curriculum vitae


Education / Positions

1987 M.Sc. in Biochemistry, Charles University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Biochemistry, Prague, Czech Republic

1993 Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Division of Molecular and Cellular Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic

2014 Habilitation for the field of DNA Metabolism/Genome Stability, Faculty of Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2022 Adjunct professor at the University of Zurich

Research Experience / Interest

1994-1996 post-doctoral research fellow, School of Biological Sciences, University of Portsmouth, UK (Biochemical characterization of the type I restriction enzyme EcoR124I)

1996-2001 post-doctoral research fellow, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
(Structure and mechanism of action of ATP-dependent restriction enzymes)

2001 Group Leader, Institute of Molecular Cancer Research, University of Zurich
(Molecular basis of genomic instability; mechanisms of mammalian DNA repair)

Fellowships / Awards

1994 Welcome Trust Traveling Fellowship (University of Portsmouth, UK, February 1994 - June 1996)