Cyril Zipfel


Prof. Cyril Zipfel is the Chair of Molecular & Cellular Plant Physiology at the University of Zürich (Switzerland) and is also a Senior Group Leader at The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) in Norwich (UK). Before that, he was the Head of TSL where he established his research group in 2007. He performed his PhD (2001-2005) in the laboratory of Prof. Thomas Boller (Friedrich-Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland) and then was an EMBO Post-Doctoral Fellow with Prof. Jonathan Jones (TSL Norwich, UK). He is a recognized pioneer and leader in the field of plant innate immunity and receptor kinases. His work focuses on understanding the molecular basis of plant receptor kinase-mediated signaling with a particular focus on innate immunity, as well as on the application of this research to improve disease resistance in crops. He was awarded competitive European Research Council grants in 2012 (Starting) and 2018 (Consolidator), is a Highly Cited Researcher (since 2014), and was awarded the Charles Albert Shull Award from the American Society of Plant Biologists in 2015 and the 4th Tsuneko & Reiji Okazaki Award from Nagoya University in 2018. He was elected to the European Molecular Biology Organisation in 2018.

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