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CV of Prof. Michael N. Hall


Positions: Since 1992 Professor, Biozentrum
2013 – 2016 Vice-Director, Biozentrum
  2002 – 2009 Vice-Director, Biozentrum
  2002 – 2008 Chairman, Division of Biochemistry
  1995 – 1998 Chairman, Division of Biochemistry
  1987 – 1992 Assistant Professor, Division of Biochemistry, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  1984 – 1987 Asst. Research Biochemist/Principal Investigator, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
  1981 – 1984 Helen Hay Whitney Fellow, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
  1981 – 1981 Association pour le Développement de l'Institut Pasteur (ADIP) Fellow, Unité de Génétique Moléculaire, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
  1979 – 1981 Harvard University Traveling Scholar NCI, Cancer Biology Program, Frederick Cancer Research Center, Frederick, Maryland
  1976 – 1979 NIH Training Grant Fellow, National Research Service Award, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  1975 – 1976 Research Assistant with Marshall Edgell and Clyde Hutchison, Department of Bacteriology & Immunology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Education: 1981 – 1984 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics (Ira Herskowitz)
  1981 Ph.D., Harvard University, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics (Thomas J. Silhavy)
  1976 B.S. with Honors, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Zoology
  1971 High School, St. Mark's School, Southborough, Massachusetts
Awards & Honors: 2020 Sjöberg Prize, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden (with D. M. Sabatini)
2020 Doctor honoris causa, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
2019 Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine, BBVA Foundation, Spain (with D. M. Sabatini)
2019 HFSP Nakasone Award
2019 Verna and Marrs McLean Lecture, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
2019 Howard Taylor Ricketts Award, University of Chicago, USA
2019 Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research, C. R. Brupbacher Foundation
2018 Bruce Merrifield Distinguished Lecture, The Rockefeller University, USA
2018 H. M. Hanna Lecture, Case Western Reserve University, USA
2018 King Lecture, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, UK
  2018 Genome Valley Excellence Award, BioAsia, Hyderabad, India
  2017 Lelio Orci Award for Advances in Cell Biology, University of Geneva/Life Sciences Switzerland
2017 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
  2017 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research, National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR)

2016 Distinguished Investigator, Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla (IBiS), Spain
2016 Debrecen Award for Molecular Medicine, University of Debrecen, Hungary
  2016 Doctor honoris causa, University of Geneva
  2016 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate
  2016 Benning Lecture, University of Utah, USA
  2015 Canada Gairdner International Award for Biomedical Research, Gairdner Foundation
  2015 UCSF Alumni Excellence Award
  2014 National Academy of Sciences USA, elected
  2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
  2014 Sir Hans Krebs Medal, Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS)
2014 – 2020  ERC Synergy Grant, Corresponding Principal Investigator
  2014 University Visiting Professorship (Marie Amelia & Mathew Heller, Joseph & Rebecca Weiss Visiting Chair of Medicine), The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
  2013 Christian de Duve Lecture (Inaugural), The de Duve Institute and Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
  2013 Jesus Montoliu Lecture, The Biomedical Research Institute of Lleida, Spain
  2013 Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences, elected
  2012 Marcel Benoist Prize for Sciences or Humanities, Marcel-Benoist-Stiftung
  2012 EMBO Lecture, Oslo, Norway
  2011 Allan C. Wilson Lectures, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  2011 "Cell Signalling" Lecture, Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Barcelona, Spain
  2010 Mendel Lecture, Czech Academy of Arts and Sciences and Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  2009 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), elected
  2009 Runnström Lecture, University of Stockholm
  2009 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine, Fondation Louis-Jeantet
  2008 – 2016 Swiss National Science Foundation Research Council
  2004 Susan Swerling Lecture, Harvard Medical School
  2003 Cloëtta Prize for Biomedical Research, Prof. Dr. Max Cloëtta Foundation
  1995 Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), elected
  1982 Litton Advanced Technology Achievement Award
  1981 – 1984 Helen Hay Whitney Fellowship
  1981 ADIP Fellowship, Institut Pasteur, France
  1976 – 1979 NIH Training Grant Fellowship, National Research Service Award, USA
Selected Memberships: 2020 – 2026 Scientific Advisory Board, Max-Planck-Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
2020 Honorary Member, Japanese Biochemical Society
Since 2020 Scientific Advisory Committee (Chair), Center for Microbes, Development and Health (CMDH), Institut Pasteur of Shanghai
2020 VIB Review Board (Co-Chair), Flanders, Belgium
2020 – 2021 EMBO Director Search Committee (Chair)
Since 2020 Shaw Prize Selection Committee
Since 2020 Scientific Advisory Board (Chair), FoRx Therapeutics AG
2020 Scientific Advisory Board, Vaderis Therapeutics
Since 2020 Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards Jury
Since 2019 Board of Directors, Swiss Rockets AG
Since 2018 Associate, Clare Hall, Cambridge University, UK
Since 2018 International Advisory Board, IUBMB/FAOBMB/ComBio meeting 2024, Melbourne, Australia
Since 2018 Selection Committee (Chair in 2018), Szent-Györgyi Prize, National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR)

2017 – 2019

Editorial Board, Current Opinion in Cell Biology

Since 2017 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  Since 2017 Scientific Advisory Board, Swiss Institute for Basic Cancer Research (ISREC) Foundation
  2017 – 2022 European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Council (Chair, 2021-2022)
  2017 – 2023 Board of Trustees, Marcel Benoist Foundation, Bern
Since 2016 EMBO-Basel Life Organizing Committee
  Since 2016 EALS Management Board
Since 2016 Executive Board, European Assoc. for Life Sciences (EALS), President (2019-2020)
Since 2016 International Scientific Advisory Board, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
  Since 2016 Executive Board, Personalized Health Basel
  2016 – 2019 European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants evaluation panel
  Since 2015 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  Since 2015 Editorial Board, ScienceMatters
  2015 – 2019 Scientific Advisory Board, Navitor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  2014 External Review Committee, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan
  Since 2014 Scientific Advisory Board, MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology, London
  Since 2014 Board of Trustees, Louis-Jeantet Foundation, Geneva
  Since 2014 Scientific Council, de Duve Institute, Brussels, Belgium
  Since 2014 Selection Committee, Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation
  Since 2012 Scientific Advisory Board, PIQUR Therapeutics
  2012 – 2017 Scientific Advisory Board, Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
  2012 – 2015 EMBO Young Investigator Programme (YIP) Selection Committee, Heidelberg, Germany
  2011 – 2020 Scientific Advisory Board, Centre for Biological Signalling Studies (BIOSS), University of Freiburg, Germany
  2011 – 2015 Review Panel, National Center of Research (NCCR) in Chemical Biology, Switzerland
  Since 2011 Editorial Board, The EMBO Journal
  2011 Expert Panel, External Research Assessment, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm 
  2011 Guest-Editor, Current Opinions in Cell Biology, issue on Cell Division, Growth and Death
  2011 – 2025 Scientific Committee, Louis-Jeantet Foundation, Geneva
  Since 2010 Scientific Advisory Board, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva (Chair, 2020-)
  2009 – 2010 American Chemical Society
  Since 2009 Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
  Since 2009 Editorial Board, Aging
  2009 – 2017 Director, Basel Signaling Alliance
2008 – 2018 SNSF Ambizione Grants evaluation panel
  2008 – 2012 Review Panel, National Center of Research (NCCR) in Structural Biology, Switzerland
  2008 – 2013 Editorial Board, FEBS Journal
  2008 External Review Committee, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan
  Since 2007  European Association for Cancer Research
  2007 – 2009 Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Molecular Sciences (open access journal)
  2007 – 2011 Editorial Board, The Open Cell and Developmental Biology Journal
  2007 Scientific Advisory Board, Longevity Pharmaceuticals LLC
  2007 – 2012 Editorial Board, Autophagy
  2006 – 2008 Editorial Board, Current BioData Lipid Signalling
  Since 2006 Editorial Board, Cell Cycle
  2006 Chair, Biosciences Panel, Academy of Finland
  2004 SystemsX (Swiss System Biology) Strategy Committee
  2004 – 2006 Executive Committee, ETH Inst. for Biosystems
  2002 Ramón y Cajal Programme, Fellowship Committee, Madrid, Spain
  Since 2002 American Society for Cell Biology
  2001 – 2008 Faculty of 1000
  1998 – 2000 Commission de Spécialistes, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
  Since 1988 Swiss Biochemical Society
  Since 1986 Genetics Society of America
  Since 1981 American Association for the Advancement of Science
  1979 – 1995 American Society for Microbiology
Miscellaneous: 2020 Public Keynote Lecture, NYU Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2019 EMBO Global Lecturer, Chile
2019 Keynote Lecture, Frontiers in Cancer Science, Singapore
2019 Keynote Lecture, Areces Foundation Meeting, Madrid, Spain
2019 Keynote Lecture, Personalized Oncology Conference, Basel, Switzerland
2019 Keynote Lecture, 130 Years of Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
2019 Howard Taylor Ricketts Lecture, University of Chicago
2019 Co-organizer, EMBO at Basel Life Conference: Next-generation Molecular Medicine, Basel, Switzerland
2018 Lecturer, Course on Signal Transduction, Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2018 Keynote Address, Toyama Symposium, Japan
2018 Keynote Lecture, Roche Continents, Salzburg, Austria
2018 Keynote Lecture, TOR de France, Nice, France
  2018 Keynote Address, BioAsia 2018, Hyderabad, India
2018 EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture, Heidelberg, Germany
2018 Co-organizer, EMBO at Basel Life Conference: Molecules in Biology and Medicine, Basel, Switzerland
2017 Plenary Lecture, ASCB-EMBO Congress, Philadelphia, USA
2017 ASBMB Grimwade Keynote Lecture, ComBio, Adelaide, Australia
2017 Keynote Lecture, Gordon Research Conference, Integrative Biology of Aging, Switzerland
  2017 Karl Wilhelm von Kupffer Lecture, The International Liver Congress, Amsterdam
  2017 Lola and John Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research, EPFL
  2016 Keynote Lecture, 9th International Symposium on AMPK, Xiamen, China
  2015 Keynote Lecture, 40th European Symposium on Hormones and Cell Regulation, Mont Sainte-Odile, France
  2015 Keynote Lecture, International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Conference, Windsor, England
  2015 Instructor, FEBS advanced course on Signal Transduction and Cancer, Spetses, Greece
  2015 Honors Program Lecture, New York University School of Medicine, NYC
  2015 Co-organizer, International Abcam Conference: PI3K-like Protein Kinases, Milan, Italy
  2014 Keynote Lecture, EMBO/EMBL Symposium: Frontiers in Metabolism, Heidelberg, Germany
  2014 Sir Hans Krebs Lecture, FEBS-EMBO Congress, Paris, France
  2014 Roche Commissions, research as architecture, architecture as research, with Jacques Herzog
  2014 Keynote Lecture, FASEB Research Conference, Lipids and Lipid Regulated Kinases in Cancer, Steamboat Springs, USA
  2014 Co-organizer, International Symposium: Targeting the Kinome III, Basel, Switzerland
  2014 Keynote Lecture, Israeli Society for Cancer Research, Haifa, Israel
  2013 Keynote Lecture, EMBO workshop: Mechanisms of Muscle Growth, Ascona, Switzerland
  2013 Instructor, FEBS-EACR advanced course on Signal Transduction, Spetses, Greece
  2012 Inaugural Lecture, Instituto de Biología Funcional y Genómica, Salamanca, Spain
  2012 Keynote Lecture, Symposium of the Zürich Center for Integrative Human Physiology
  2012 Co-organizer, 2012 Louis-Jeantet Symposium, Geneva, Switzerland
  2012 Co-organizer, Les Treilles Conference: Growth Regulation by the TOR Pathway, France
  2012 Chair, Cell Metabolism and Cell Homeostasis Symposium, German Society for Cell Biology, Dresden, Germany
  2012 Plenary Lecture, International Symposium on Lipid and Membrane Biology, Graz, Austria
  2011 Keynote Lecture, The TOR Kinase Signaling Pathway in Plants, Versailles, France
  2011 Plenary Lecture, NCRI Cancer Conference, Liverpool, England
  2011 Co-organizer, International Symposium: TOR, PI3K and Akt - 20 years on, Basel, Switzerland
  2011 Lecturer, Consorzio per il Centro di Biomedicina Moleculare (CBM) Summer School, Trieste, Italy
2011 "Cell Signalling" Lecture, Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Barcelona, Spain
  2010 Co-chair, ASCB Minisymposium: Cell Growth and Cell Cycle, Philadelphia, USA
  2010 Keynote Lecture, Workshop: TOR, Caloric Restriction and Anabolism in Aging, Split, Croatia
  2010 Keynote Lecture, Levures, Modèles et Outils IX Symposium, Strasbourg, France
  2010 Lecturer, Palmse Mois Summer School in Molecular Biology, Estonia
  2010 Keynote Lecture, Aging and TOR Signaling Symposium, University of Michigan
  2009 Keynote Lecture, Marie Curie RTN Meeting, Berlin
  2009 Co-chair, EMBO Meeting Workshop: TOR Signalling, Amsterdam
  2009 Keynote Lecture, The EMBO Meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  2008 Co-organizer, Les Treilles Conference: Cell Growth and the TOR Pathway, France
  2007 Keynote Lecture, Symposium of the Zürich Center for Integrative Human Physiology
  2007 Instructor, FEBS-EMBO advanced course on Signal Transduction, Spetses, Greece
  2007 Instructor, FEBS course on Yeast Systems Biology, Göteborg, Sweden
  2006 Distinguished Lecture, Beatson Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
2006 Chair, Biosciences Panel, Academy of Finland
  2005 Co-organizer, Les Treilles Conference: Cell Size and Shape, France
  2004 Expert witness, Johnson & Johnson
  2003 Consultant, MyoContract Ltd.
  2002 Master Class Lecturer, Utrecht, Netherlands
  2002 Keynote Lecture, MRC Molecular Physiology meeting, Dundee, Scotland
  2001 Co-organizer, Les Treilles Conference: TOR and Control of Cell Growth, France
  2000 External Reviewer of the Medical Research Council (MRC), England
  2000 Franqui Prize Jury, Belgium
  1992 Co-organizer, EMBO course on Molecular Genetics of Yeast
  1989 Venia Docendi, University of Basel
  1989 Co-organizer, Swiss Commission for Molecular Biology (SKMB) course on Molecular Genetics of Yeast
  1989 – 1990 Consultant, Sandoz (now Novartis)
  1987 Cuban Academy of Science Invited Lecturer, Havana, Cuba
  1985 – 1987 Consultant, CODON

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