For over 26 years, Hans-Peter Hauri has worked and taught at the Biozentrum. In his research, he investigated intracellular protein traffic, in particular the secretory pathway and as Dean he supported the Biozentrum untiringly and later the whole of the Faculty of Science for many years.
Hans-Peter Hauri studied biology and zoology at the University of Zurich, where, in 1973, he completed his PhD in the group of Ernst Hadorn. This was followed by studies in the Pediatric Clinic of the University Hospital in Bern, where he investigated diseases caused by enzyme deficiencies in the intestine. In 1978, Hauri became a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Kurt Isselbacher at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University in Boston.
In 1980, Hans-Peter Hauri returned to Switzerland to take the position of Senior Research Associate in Urs A. Meyer's laboratory at the University of Zurich and moved with Urs A. Meyer's team from Zurich to the Biozentrum. Here he started an independent group within the Division of Pharmacology/Neurobiology. He then became Associate Professor of Cell Biology and a Group Leader in 1992. From 1993 until 2000, Hans-Peter Hauri held the position of Dean of Studies Biology II at the Biozentrum, followed by the position of Dean of Studies of Biology until 2005. In parallel, he was Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology and Neurobiology from 2002 until 2006 and became Professor ordinarius for Cell Biology in 2004. In 2006, he became Dean of the Faculty of Science - a position that he held until 2008.
Hans-Peter Hauri gave his farewell lecture in a joyful atmosphere amidst colleagues, friends and family members who all came together for the special occasion.