Michael Hengartner
Michael Hengartner is President of the ETH Board. The Swiss-Canadian citizen, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, grew up in Québec City, Canada, and studied biochemistry at the Université Laval. After his PhD studies at MIT with Nobel laureate H. R. Horvitz, he led a research group at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA. In 2001, he became professor for molecular biology at the University of Zurich (UZH). He served 2014-2020 as president of UZH, and was 2016-2020 president of swissuniversities, the Swiss Rectors' Conference. Michael received the Swiss National Latsis Prize in 2006, the Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching at UZH in 2010 and an honorary doctorate from Sorbonne University in 2016.
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