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Institute of Molecular Cancer Research Sartori Lab

Prof. Dr. Alessandro Sartori

Prof. Dr. Alessandro Sartori

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


Building / Room: Y17-K-68
Phone: +41 44 635 34 73
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Curriculum vitae


Education / Positions

Since 2024 Full Professor for Genome Stability, UZH

Since 2017 Member of the Board of Directors (Chair: 2021-2023), IMCR

2016-2024 Associate Professor of Molecular Oncology, UZH

2009-2016 Assistant Professor ‘tenure track’, IMCR, UZH

2007-2009 Senior scientist, IMCR, UZH

2003-2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

2000-2003 PhD in Biochemistry (with distinction), Faculty of Science, UZH

1995-1999 M.Sc. in Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, UZH


Research Experience / Interest

Causes and consequences of genome instability in human disease

Coordination of DNA double-strand break repair and replication fork maintenance in mammalian cells

DNA repair nucleases and their regulation by post-translational modifications

Targeting DNA repair in cancer


Fellowships / Awards

2009-2015 Hans Vontobel Stiftungsprofessur für Molekulare Krebsforschung

2008-2009 SNSF Ambizione Fellowship

2008 Dr. Ernst Th. Jucker Award

2005-2007 SNSF Postdoctoral Fellowship

2003 PhD thesis award from the University of Zurich