1981-1985 Undergraduate studies in Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
1985 Diploma in Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
1986 Certificate of specialization in Molecular Biology (equ. Masters). University of Geneva.
1990 Ph.D. thesis, Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) and University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Positions Held and Research experience
1984/85 Diploma thesis: "Isolation of nuclei from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and studies on higher order chromatin structure".
Prof. Ulrich K. Laemmli’ s laboratory, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
1985/86 Certificate thesis: "Isolation and sequencing of cDNA clones encoding cytochrome c in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii".
Prof. Jean-David Rochaix’ s laboratory, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
1986-1990 Ph.D. thesis: "Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model system for eukaryotic chromosome structure and function: mapping of nuclear scaffold attached regions in close relationship with genomic origins of DNA replication".
Dr. Susan M. Gasser’ s laboratory, ISREC, Lausanne, Switzerland.
1990-1993 Post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Hartmut Land’ s laboratory, Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), London.
Research field: molecular oncology, gene regulation. Function of the human c-Myc oncoprotein in transcription, cellular growth control and oncogenesis.
1994-1999 Associate Scientist (junior group leader) at ISREC, as recipient of a START fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Same field as above, with a particular focus on cell cycle control.
1999-2002 Research Fellow (senior group leader) at DNAX, Palo Alto CA, USA.
Same field as above, with additional focus on chromatin modifications and protein-genome interactions. Knockout of cell cycle regulatory genes in the mouse.
Since Jan. 2003
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