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Prof. Freddy Radtke

Scientific Advisory Board Member, Chairman of the Board & Founder

Freddy is a PhD with 25 years of experience in basic and translational research. He graduated from the University of Zürich in molecular biology and worked afterwards at Genentech Inc., before returning to Switzerland where he worked for ISREC, the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and finally joined EPFL as professor of the School of Life Sciences. He is an internationally recognized scientist and has played over the last 20 years a leading role in the study of Notch signalling in the mammalian biology and cancer, with more then 130 publications on this topic. He made seminal contributions in this field by identifying the different functions of the Notch signalling cascade in the hematopoietic system, the skin and the gut. Moreover he contributed significantly to our current understanding of how and in which tissues aberrant Notch signalling promotes cancers and where it might rather function as tumor suppressor. Convinced that the Notch cascade is a good therapeutic target for Notch-driven cancers he co-founded Cellestia Biotech SA, in which he serves as chairman of the board of directors. Linkedin Profile

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2014 – today
Cellestia Biotech AG, Basel, Switzerland (& Lausanne, Switzerland)
Chairman of the Board of Directors & Chief Scientific Officer & co-founder

2012 – today
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Full Professor at the faculty of Life Sciences (@ ISREC)

2006 – 2012
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Associate Professor at the faculty of Life Sciences (@ ISREC)

2004 – 2005
The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (Lausanne branch)
Associate Member (group leader)

2000 – 2004
The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (Lausanne branch)
Assistant Member (group leader)

1997 – 1999
Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (Epalinges)
Postdoctoral fellow

1995 – 1997
Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, USA
Postdoctoral fellow

EDUCATION / DEGREES

1990 – 1994
PhD Thesis, - excellence award -, University of Zürich, Department of Molecular Biology II, Switzerland

1989 – 1990
Civil service at the “Klinikum” Hospital of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

1988 – 1989
Diploma thesis, University of Konstanz, Department of Immunology, Germany.