Portrait Paolo Cinelli

Paolo Cinelli
PD Dr. sc. nat.

Leiter Zentrum Forschung Chirurgie
Leiter Forschungslabor Klinik für Traumatologie


  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Trauma Immunology
  • Bioengineering


Tel. +41 44 255 36 78

Weitere Kompetenzen

  • Leiter Zentrum Chirurgie Universitätsspital Zürich
  • Koordinator klinische Studien AO, SNF


Seit 2017 Head Center for Surgical Research, University and University Hospital Zurich.
Seit 2012 Head of Research, Department of Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Zurich
2012 “Venia Legendi” University of Zurich (Habilitation)
Seit 2005 Lecturer at the University of Zurich
2003 – 2011 Senior Research Group Leader, Head of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at the Institute of Laboratory Animal Science (University of Zurich Irchel)
2000 – 2003 Postdoc at the Biological Central Laboratory (University Hospital Zurich)
2000 PhD Degree (Dr. sc. nat.)
1996 – 2000 Assistant at the Institute of Biochemistry, University of Zurich and PhD thesis under the
supervision of Prof. P. Sonderegger.
1996 MSc. in biochemistry and immunology

Wichtigste Mitgliedschaften

  • Member of the Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine of the University of Zurich
  • Vice president and Member of the Governing Board of the Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association
  • Member of the“Genetic Quality Assurance and Genetic Monitoring” for the Federation of European  Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA)
  • Member of the Swiss Stem Cell Network
  • Member of the Swiss Society for Biochemistry


  • Study of molecular mechanisms involved in the maintenance of stem cell identity in different stem cell populations (embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), mesenchymal stem cells neural crest stem cells and cancer stem cells
  • Identify of multipotent/pluripotent stem cells for the development of bone bioengineering technologies


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