Michielin Olivier

Prof. Olivier Michielin

Full Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine UNIGE, Head, Division of Precision Oncology, HUG, Director, Department of Oncology, HUG,


Professor Olivier Michielin obtained a Masters of Physics in 1991 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and a medical degree from the University of Lausanne in 1997. He pursued his PhD training under the supervision of Jean-Charles Cerottini (Ludwig Institute) and Martin Karplus (Harvard and Strasbourg Universities, Chemistry Nobel Prize Laureate 2013). He was appointed Group Leader of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in 2002 and became an Assistant Professor at the Medical Faculty of Lausanne in 2004. In parallel, he has trained as a medical oncologist and obtained his board certification in 2007 at the Department of oncology of the Lausanne University Hospital. Professor Michielin is mainly focused on translational and precision oncology, developing new molecularly defined therapeutic approaches based on original bioinformatics techniques developed in his laboratory, as well as precision oncology programs based on multi-omics strategies and data science at the national level. Professor Michielin is currently the Chair of the Department of Oncology and the Precision Oncology Service at the Geneva University Hospital, the Head of the Precision Oncology Center of the Lausanne University Hospital, the co-Director of the Swiss Cancer Centre Léman (SCCL) and the vice-coordinator of the CRTOH. Professor Michielin is recognised as a Highly Cited Researcher based on his multiple papers that rank in the top 1% by citations during the last decade.