We are pleased to announce that Dr Robbie Loewith from the Department of Molecular Biology (UNIGE) has been promoted to Full Professorship.
Robbie Loewith received his bachelor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/ Genetics in 1994 from the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). His PhD thesis – describing a novel tumor suppressor – was conducted at the Cancer Institute of Southern Alberta, in Dallan Young ‘s lab. He was granted his PhD degree in 2000 from the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada). In 2005, following post-doctoral studies on the control of cell growth and in the laboratory of Michael Hall at the Biozentrum, University of Basle, Robbie Loewith joined the department of Molecular Biology of the University of Geneva as a project leader. In 2006, he was awarded an SNSF professorship, in 2008 an ERC Starting grant and in 2014 an ERC Consolidator grant. Since 2010, he has been part of the NCCR Chemical Biology as a group leader and a project leader. He is also Head of the Educational committee for the Master’s in Chemical Biology. With particular focus on the Target Of Rapamycin kinases, his group uses chemical genetic approaches in yeast to dissect complex signaling pathways conserved in all eukaryotes.