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CV of Prof. Dr. Michael N. Hall

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Since 2023 Distinguished Scientist, Institute of Human Biology, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Basel, Switzerland
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
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:
2024 Grande Médaille, French Academy of Sciences
2023 George E. Palade Memorial Lecture, Cell Biology at the Yale School of Medicine
2023 Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
2022 Axel Ullrich Medal, Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
2021 Vallee Visiting Professorship Award, The Bert L. & N. Kuggie Vallee Foundation
2021 Prix Mondial Nessim Habif, University of Geneva
2020 Sjöberg Prize, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden (with D. M. Sabatini)
2020 Doctor honoris causa, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (conferred 2024)
2020 Honorary Member, Japanese Biochemical Society
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
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:
Since 2024 Scientific Advisory Board, Institute of Oncology Research (IOR), Bellinzona, Switzerland
Since 2022 Co-Founder and Board of Directors (Chair), Torqur AG
Since 2022 Cancer Grand Challenges Scientific Committee, Cancer Research UK and NCI
2022 – 2023 Management Board, Basel Life Sciences Association (President, 2022-2023)
Since 2022 Advisory Board, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Since 2021 Board of Directors, ISREC Foundation
2021 EMBO Director ad interim
2021 – 2023 Institut Pasteur Director Search Committee
2021 – 2025 Scientific Advisory Board, Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain
Since 2021 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Selection Committee
2020 – 2026 Scientific Advisory Board, Max-Planck-Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
Since 2020 Scientific Advisory Board, Cure Overgrowth Syndromes (COSY), Paris, France
2020 – 2024 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)
2020 – 2024 Shaw Prize Selection Committee
2020 – 2023 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 – 2020 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 – 2027 Board of Trustees, Marcel Benoist Foundation, Bern
Since 2016 EMBO-Basel Life Organizing Committee
2016 – 2022 EALS Management Board
2016 – 2022 Executive Board, European Assoc. for Life Sciences (EALS), President (2019-2022)
Since 2016 International Scientific Advisory Board, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
2016 – 2018 Executive Board, Personalized Health Basel
2016 – 2019 European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants evaluation panel
Since 2015 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
2015 – 2016 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
2014 – 2018 Scientific Council, de Duve Institute, Brussels, Belgium
Since 2014 Selection Committee, Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation
2012 – 2020 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 – 2025 Scientific Advisory Board (Chair, 2023-), 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
2024 EMBO Global Lecturer, India
2023 Keynote Lecture, iMed Conference, Lisbon, Portugal
2023 Keynote Lecture, Groningen-Jena Aging Meeting Groningen, The Netherlands
2023 Keynote Lecture, European Association for Cancer Research (EACR), Torino, Italy
2023 Keynote Lecture, International Student Congress of Medical Sciences (ISCOMS), Groningen, The Netherlands
2022 Keynote Lecture, CATCAT Symposium, Barcelona, Spain
2022 Charles R. Cantor Lecture (Inaugural), Department of Genetics and Development, Columbia University, NYC
2022 Keynote Lecture, Copenhagen Bioscience Conference: Metabolism in Action, Denmark
2022 Keynote Lecture, 34th European Congress of Pathology, Basel, Switzerland
2021 Keynote Lecture, EMBO Workshop on TOR in Photosynthetic Organisms, Portugal/virtual
2021 Keynote Lecture, 11th International Symposium on AMPK, Evian-les-Bains, France
2021 Keynote Lecture, EMBO Workshop on Cell Size and Growth Regulation, Tel Aviv, Israel
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