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Dr. Alex Matter Awarded 2013 Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
Date:1/29/2013

ty; Raymond DuBois , M.D., Ph.D., The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University; Richard B. Gaynor , M.D., Eli Lilly and Company; Beatrice Mintz , Ph.D., Fox Chase Cancer Center; Richard O'Reilly, M.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Scott D. Patterson , Ph.D., Amgen, Inc.; Philip N. Tsichlis , M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine; Peter K. Vogt , Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute; Wai-Kwan Alfred Yung , M.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center; Qimin Zhan , M.D., Ph.D., Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences; and General Secretary Yi Michael Wang , M.D., Ph.D., NFCR.

About Alex Matter , M.D.Dr. Matter received his medical degrees from the Universities of Basel and Geneva, and completed his doctoral thesis at the Institute of Pathology at the University of Basel.  He held fellowships at the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Academy for Medical Sciences.  Alex Matter, M.D. is currently CEO of the Experimental Therapeutics Centre, A*STAR, Singapore, having spent five and a half years as Director of the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD), from October 2003 to February 2009.  Prior to this role, Dr. Matter was Global Head of Oncology Research for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Head of Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Basel and Global Head of Translational Research.

Dr. Alex Matter previously held teaching positions at the University of Basel and the European University Confederation of Rhine.  He has
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