Marc Hafner, PhD

Research Experience and Education 

Since Nov 17 Scientist in Bioinformatics at Genentech
Jan 12 – Nov 17 Postdoctoral fellow in the Sorger Lab, department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School.
Feb 11
– Sept 11 
Postdoctoral associate at BISON group, Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland.
May 07
– Dec 10
Doctor of Sciences from the faculty of Computer and Communication Sciences at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in collaboration with the University of Zurich, supervised by Prof. H. Koeppl, Prof. A. Wagner and Prof. M. Hasler.      
Sept – Nov 09  Scientific visit at Ron Weiss' laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Further visits in 2010 and 2011.
Feb 08
– Dec 09
Teaching assistant, Computer and Communication Sciences, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland.
Sept 06
– March 07
Master thesis in statistical biophysics, supervised by Prof. P. De Los Rios, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Oct 2000
– March 07
Bachelors and Masters of Sciences in Physics with a specialization in biophysics at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Aug – Oct 05 Internship at the Institute of applied radiophysics, University Hospital, Lausanne, development of a protocol for the positioning of the patient in the prostate treatment.


Academic Awards

  • SNSF fellowship for advanced researcher (18 months, 2013-2015)
  • SNSF fellowship for prospective researcher (18 months, 2012-2013)
  • Best Computational System Design Poster Award at the SB5.0 conference (2011).
  • SB5.0 Young Researcher Travel Award (2011).
  • Nominated for Best Thesis award at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (2011).
  • Best paper award at the Sixth Workshop on Computational Systems Biology (2009).
  • Poster Runner Up award at the BioSysBio 2008 conference.


Other Work Experiences

2016 & 2018 Member of the organizing committee for the first and second Systems Approaches to Cancer Biology meeting (April 2016 & Nov 2018, Woods Hole, MA).
From 2014
Member of the steering committee of the Early Stage Investigators in Cancer Systems Biology supported by the NCI and NIH
2012 – 2016
Founder and Board member of the SNSF World Network, Boston chapter (association of Swiss National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellows)
From 2011
Peer reviewing for: Genome Medicine, Nature Communications, PLoS Computational Biology, BMC Systems Biology, BMC Bioinformatics, Physiological Genomics, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
2008 – 2011
Sport director and coach at Lausanne-Sports Rowing Club, Switzerland; coach for Switzerland at the Junior World Championships 2010 and 2011
2004 – 2010
International Rowing Federation (FISA), worked in media services at Rowing World Cup regattas (2007 – 2010), World Championships and the 2004, 2008 Olympic Games regattas