Michael is a Scientific Advisor and Advisory Board Member for the Novalis Biotech Incubation Fund.
Michael Hengartner is currently president of the board of ETH, one of the leading institutions in education and innovation, in Zurich – Switzerland. From 2014 tot 2019, he has been rector of the Universtiy of Zürich.
After earning his PhD in 1994 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Nobel Laureate H. Robert Horvitz, he was head of a research group at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in the United States until 2001. In 2001, he was appointed professor of molecular biology at the newly created Ernst Hadorn Chair at the Institute of Molecular Life Sciences at the University of Zurich. From 2009 to 2014, he acted as dean of the Faculty of Science.