Giulio Superti-Furga, Ph.D.
CEO and Scientific Director, CeMM
Giulio Superti-Furga, CEO and Scientific Director of CeMM, the Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Professor of Medical Systems Biology at the Medical University of Vienna. He was trained as a molecular biologist at the University of Zurich, at Genentech, the IMP Vienna and the EMBL in Heidelberg. He co-founded five biotech companies, obtained four ERC grants, has published more than 200 papers and is a member of five scientific academies. CeMM, that he directs since 2005, is located in the middle of the large general hospital campus in Vienna, where, together with some 180 scientists and medical doctors he is trying to bring the genomic and systems-views close to the clinical world to improve medical practice. For CeMM, he promoted a unique mode of super-cooperation, connecting biology with medicine, experiments with computation, discovery with translation, and science with society and the arts. Recent interests include ways to create functional precision medicine approaches and the role of the human transportome in pathophysiology and drug discovery.