Senior Fellow

Peter Wild

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Wild

Research Area: Life Sciences

Contact

Phone: +49 69 6301 5364

Vita

After finishing medical school at the University of Regensburg in 2001, I started my residency in pathology (University Hospital Regensburg, Hamburg-Eppendorf and Zürich). From 2001 until 2005 I did a postgraduate training in medical biometrics at the University of Heidelberg. In May 2008, I received my German Board Certification in Pathology from the Hamburg Medical Association and in May 2010 the Swiss Board Certification in Pathology (FMH). Following two-year postdoctoral studies with Prof. Wilhelm Krek at the Institute of Cell Biology, ETH Zurich, I worked from 2010 until 2012 as staff physician at the Institute of Surgical Pathology and Molecular Pathology, University Hospital Zurich. In September 2012, I was appointed Assistant Professor (tenure track) for Systems Pathology and became attending physician at the Institute of Surgical Pathology and Molecular Pathology, University Hospital Zurich. As principal investigator and director of the High-Throughput Genomics and Proteomics Laboratory at the University Hospital Zurich, I was responsible for integrating next generation sequencing and mass spectrometry techniques into clinical practice. In 2016, I became Full-Professor for Systems Pathology at the University of Zurich. I have successfully attracted third-party funding (e.g. Horizon 2020) and received the Rudolf-Virchow-Prize of the German Society of Pathology in 2013. This has enabled me to establish a dynamic research laboratory in the field of systems pathology. Besides, I am an active reviewer for the European Research Council (ERC) and a number of high ranked peer-reviewed journals including Nature Medicine and Nature Communications on ad hoc basis.