Zentrum für Pädiatrische Labormedizin (ZPL), Onkologie, Prof. Dr. Beat Schäfer  Co-Leitung

​Prof. Dr.

Scientific Department Head
Leiter MRD
Labor Onkologie
Research area: Molecular and cellular cancer research
Akademischer Werdegang

2009: Right to award doctorates at the Faculty of Science
2004: Adjunct Professor at the medical faculty of the University of Zurich 
1997: Habilitation at the medical faculty of the University of Zurich «Multistip signaling in human cancer cells»
1886-1989: Postdoctoral researcht at Stanford University, USA
1983-1986: PhD thesis at Institute of Cell Biology ETH, Zürich
1977-1982: Studies of biochemistry at ETH Zürich 

Tätigkeiten in Expertengremien
  • Scientific Reviewer for the following journals/foundations
  • Grant Reviewer actitivies
  • PhD Program in Cancer Biology, Steering and Admission Committee member (2009)
  • EuroMRD board member (2010)
  • chairman (since 2017) 
  • Research Center for Children, University Children’s Hospital Zürich (2008)
  • Member Scientific Committee Cancer League Switzerland (2012)
  • Member of the Biology Committee for European Paediatric soft Tissue Sarcoma Study Group (EpSSG) (2014)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • German Pediatric oncology/hematology society (GPOH)
  • European Haematology Association (EHA)
  • European Study Group for Minimal Residual Disease (EuroMRD)
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich
  • Competence Center Personalized Medicine UZH/ETHZ
  • ITCC biology committee
  • EpSSG biology committee
  • CWS biology committee
  • ITCC-P4 consortium
  • Tumorigenesis of pediatric sarcoma with a special focus on oncogenic fusion transcription factors. 
  • Drug response profiling of sarcoma using patient-derived ex-vivo models.
Eingeworbene Drittmittel
  • OncoSuisse Research Grant (2021-23) 
  • SNF Grant (2017-2021)
  • BMBF Grant Epicycle (2021-2023)
  • ITN Network Grant VAGABOND (2021-2024)
  • EU IMI-2 program Grant ITCC-P4 (2017-2022)
  • Novartis Foundation (2021)