Prof. G.V. Shivashankar


Head of the Laboratory of Nanoscale Biology, Paul Scherrer Institute
Professor of Mechano-Genomics, ETH Zurich

Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

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G.V.Shivashankar is currently a Full Professor of Mechano-Genomics at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich jointly with the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. He carried out his PhD at the Rockefeller University (1994-1999) and Postdoctoral research at NEC Research Institute, Princeton USA (1999-2000). He was a tenured faculty at the National Center for Biological Sciences, NCBS-TIFR- Bangalore, India (2000-2009) before relocating to the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2010. He was the Deputy Director of the Mechanobiology Institute at NUS (2011-2019) and was the IFOM-NUS Chair Professor (2014-2019) before joining ETH. His scientific awards include the Birla Science Prize in 2006, the Swarnajayanthi Fellowship in 2007, and he was elected to the Indian Academy of Sciences in 2010 and to the EMBO membership in 2019.