Prof. Dr. Roland Wenger
Associate Editor: Prof. Dr. Roland Wenger
Prof. Dr. Wenger is Professor of Physiology and Director of the Institute of Physiology at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. He graduated in chemistry and received his diploma in biochemistry (1987) and PhD in molecular biology (1990) from the University of Bern (Switzerland). Following a post-doctoral fellowship of the Max-Planck-Society at the Max-Planck-Institute for Immunobiology (Freiburg, Germany) from 1990 to 1993, he became senior scientist at the Institute of Physiology, University of Zürich, where he habilitated and obtained his PhD in Physiology (1999). He was university lecturer at the University of Lübeck, Germany until 2001 and Associate Professor at the University of Leipzig, Germany until 2003, before he became full Professor of Physiology at the University of Zürich. He was Vice Dean of the Medical Faculty from 2007 to 2012.
Prof. Dr. Wenger chaired the HypoxiaNet COST Action of the European Community (2009-2013) and has been a management committee member of the COST Action Gasotransmitters since 2013. He is Associate Editor of BMC Physiology and Editorial Advisor of the Biochemical Journal. Prof. Dr. Wenger heads the Cellular Oxygen Physiology research group, which explores the molecular mechanisms and therapeutical consequences of cellular sensing, signaling and adaptation to changing oxygen availability.