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Lab: Prof. Dr. Toni Cathomen
Department: Director, Institute for Transfusion Medicine and Gene Therapy
Scientific Director, Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency
Address: Hugstetter Str. 55
79106 Freiburg
Phone: +49 (761) 270 34800
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Lab homepage: www.uniklinik-freiburg.de/itg-en.html
PhD positions available: YES
Web: www.izg.uniklinik-freiburg.de
Research Area: Molecular Medicine
Research Interests: Research in the Cathomen Lab focuses on the improvement of the effectiveness and safety of designer nucleases (CRISPR-Cas and TALEN) for therapeutic genome editing. The goal is to develop novel immune cell therapies and hematopoietic stem cell preparations to treat patients suffering from HIV infection, primary immunodeficiencies and certain types of cancer.

CV

Education & Training: 1997 Ph.D., Faculty of Mathematics and Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland
1992 Diploma (M.Sc.), Faculty of Mathematics and Science, University of Zurich, Major: Molecular Biology; Minors: Biochemistry and Immunology
Employment & Experience: Since 2019 Scientific Director, Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency, University Medical Center Freiburg
Since 2012 Professor of Cell & Gene Therapy, University Medical Center Freiburg
2009-2012 Associate Professor of Genome Engineering, Hannover Medical School
2003-2009 Assistant Professor of Molecular Virology, Charité Medical School, Berlin
2002-2003 Senior Research Associate, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, USA
1998-2002 Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Genetics, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, USA
Laboratory of Dr. Matthew D. Weitzman
1997-1998 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Zurich,
Laboratory of Dr. Roberto Cattaneo
1992-1997 Graduate Student, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Zurich,
PhD thesis in the laboratory of Dr. Roberto Cattaneo
1987-1992 Studies in Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, University of Zurich,
Diploma thesis in the laboratory of Dr. Martin A. Billeter
Scientific Activities: President Elect, German Society of Gene Therapy
Chair International Committee, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy
Editorial Board, Human Gene Therapy
Editorial Board, Molecular Therapy
Editorial Board, Molecular Therapy – Methods and Clinical Development
Editorial Board, Molecular Therapy – Nucleic Acids
Editorial Board, Transfusion Medicine & Hemotherapy
Scientific Advisory Board, FOXG1 Research Group
Working Party Genome Editing, German Medical Association
Working Party Genome Editing, Swiss Academy of Sciences

Honors

Honors and Awards:

2015 Emil-von-Behring Lecture, German Society of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology

1999-2001 Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation

1998-1999 Fellowship from the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences

1996 JuniorAward for young talented scientists; Union of the Swiss Societies for
Experimental Biology

Publications

SGBM PhD students

SGBM PhD students:

Track 2:
Masako Monika Kaufmann (since November 2019)

 

ALUMNI:

Track 2:
Tafadzwa Mlambo (July 2013-April 2018)

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