Dean's Office

Prof. Monica GOTTA

Delegate to the Dean's Office for research funding

+41 22 379 54 95

Full Professor
Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism
Centre for Translational Research in Onco-Haematology
Delegate to the Dean's Office for research funding

Monica Gotta completed her undergraduate studies in biology in Italy, followed by post-graduate studies at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC), where she worked on chromatin organisation. She obtained her PhD from the University of Lausanne in 1997 and joined the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research Gurdon Institute in Cambridge in 1998 to study the mechanisms of cell polarisation. She returned to Switzerland in 2002, initially as an SNSF-funded professor at the ETH Zurich, before being appointed associate professor at the UNIGE Faculty of Medicine in 2008, where she worked on asymmetric cell division and the generation of cell diversity.  She was promoted to full professor in 2014. She was also awarded the prestigious EMBO Young Investigators Award by the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO), of which she became a member in 2023.

Monica Gotta is very involved in promoting young people and women. She is a mentor in several mentoring programmes in Geneva and Switzerland. Since 2018 she has been a member of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) "Eccellenza" panel (now SNSF Starting Grants). She joined the SNSF Research Council (Biology Division) in 2021 and the SNSF Careers Committee in 2022. As of 15 July 2023, she is delegate to the Dean's Office for research funding.

Delegates to the Dean's Office