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Prof. Serge FERRARI

Vice-Dean for Translational Research and Development

+41 22 379 46 75

Full Professor
Department of Medicine
Head of the Division of Bone Diseases, HUG
Vice-Dean for Translational Research and Development

Serge Ferrari obtained his MD in Geneva in 1991, followed by a specialisation in internal medicine in 1997. From 1997 to 2001, he was a Research and Clinical Fellow in the Division of Bone Diseases at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and in 1999 Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. On his return to Geneva, he was awarded an SNSF professorship and was appointed Deputy Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine in 2001. He was appointed Associate Physician in the Bone Diseases Department at the HUG in 2007, and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine in 2008. In September 2014, he was appointed Full Professor and Head of Division, then Academic Director of the Department of Medicine from 2019 to 2023.

He heads the Bone Diseases Research Laboratory and the Osteoporosis Genetics Research Group. His research, which is essentially translational in nature and has been supported continuously for over 20 years by the SNSF, focuses on the biological mechanisms regulating bone remodelling and the therapeutic targets of bone fragility. Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Council of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), President of the Swiss Osteoporosis Association (ASCO) from 2016 to 2024, he has also been Editor-in-Chief of the journals BoneKey and BoneKey Reports (Editions Nature) and a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals in the field. He is an expert member of the SNSF's 'post-doc mobility' commission and of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Novartis Foundation for Medical and Biological Research. As of 15 July 2023, he is Vice-Dean of the UNIGE Faculty of Medicine for translational research and technology transfer.

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