Walter Berger

Walter Berger is Chair of Applied and Experimental Oncology and Deputy Head of the Institute of Cancer Research at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He is active member and press manager of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Vienna and, together with Prof. Bernhard Keppler, founder of the interuniversity research platform for Experimental Cancer Therapy Development. He completed her PhD in Biology at the University of Vienna in 1993. Afterwards, he worked in the industry (Hoechst Germany) for 4 years before he returned to Vienna University as assistant professor. After a postdoc period at Cambridge University, UK, (B. Ponder lab), he developed the research focus on translational drug development at the Institute of Cancer Research at the Medical University Vienna. In 2013 he took over the chair for Applied and Experimental Oncology at this university. Walter Berger was awarded with several prizes in the field of translational cancer research. He is author of about 180 publications and has an H index of 39. In his scientific work, he focussed on the translation of molecular and cellular research approaches towards clinical oncology by developing novel therapy targets but also drug formulations. In several research networks, he is connected both with clinical oncologists and pathologists but also synthetical and analytical chemists. A major focus lies on the utilisation of metal drugs for tumor specific drug activation and targeted therapy approaches.