Prof. Dr. Alex Hajnal

Curriculum Vitae



First Name



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, Department 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