Prof. Douglas HanahanDirector of the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research
Douglas is Director of the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), and Vice-Director of the new multi-institutional Swiss Cancer Center Lausanne. He trained at MIT and Harvard University and worked at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory as a graduate student and then faculty member.
Subsequently, he spent twenty years in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics at UCSF before moving to EPFL in 2009. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a member of the US National Academies of Medicine and Science, and the European Molecular Biology Organization. Douglas received an honorary degree from the University of Dundee (2011) and an award for distinguished cancer research from the Fondazione San Salvatore (Lugano, Switzerland).
In 2014, He was elected as a fellow of the Academy of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and honoured with the AACR’s Lifetime Achievement Award.