Promotion of Prof. Randall Platt
Professor Randall J. Platt has been promoted to Associate Professor of Biological Engineering by the University Council of the University of Basel and the ETH Board. Platt has already been a Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Science of the University of Basel and in the ETH Zurich Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering since 2016. Randall Platt will continue to hold a dual professorship at ETH Zurich and the University of Basel.
His main research interest is the analysis of genetic defects with the potential to cause disease. The relevance of his research to the pharmaceutical industry has already led to successful partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotech companies. He has won a number of awards, including the 2019 Latsis Prize from ETH Zurich and an ERC Starting Grant.