Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Karin Wuertz-Kozak, R.Ph., Ph.D., MBA

Institute for Biomechanics

Department of Health Science and Technology (D-HEST)

ETH Zurich

Hönggerbergring 64, HPP-O12

8093 Zurich

Switzerland

www.biomech.ethz.ch

 

Education

09/1997 – 06/2003

 

 

07/2003 – 01/2006

 

 

03/2014

 

10/2013 - 11/2015

 

 

07/2016

Bachelor and Master Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Regensburg, Germany

Registered Pharmacist R.Ph. (Approbation) (grade A-B)

 

Doctoral Studies, Institute for Biomechanics, University of Ulm, Germany

Ph.D. (Hum Biol), awarded 27.01.2006 (magna cum laude)

 

Qualification as Director for Animal Experimentation (FELASA C)

 

MBA in Leadership & Substainability, University of Cumbria, UK

MBA, awarded 11/2015 (with distinction)

 

Habilitation (Venia Legendi), ETH Zurich, Switzerland



Academic Career

02/2006 – 10/2006

 

11/2006 – 07/2007

 

 

09/2007 – 04/2009

 

 

05/2009 – 10/2011

 

 

11/2011 - 06/2012

 

 

07/2012 - 04/2016

 

 

Since 01/2016

 

 

Since 07/2016

 

 

Since 07/2016

 

Postdoc at the Department of Bioengineering, University of Vermont, USA

 

Research Associate at the Department of Bioengineering, University of Vermont, USA

Function: Deputy Group Leader (Spine Bioengineering Lab)

 

Senior Research Associate at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

Function: Deputy Group Leader (Spine Research Unit)

 

Senior Research Associate at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

Function: Group Leader (Spine Research Unit)

 

Shared Position at the University of Zurich (see above) and the ETH Zurich (see below)

Function: Group Leader (Spine Research Unit & Tissue Mechanobiology Group)

 

Senior Research Associate at the ETH Zurich (Institute for Biomechanics, D-HEST), Switzerland

Function: Group Leader (Tissue Mechanobiology Group) and Lecturer

 

Guest Professor at the University of Potsdam (Department of Sport and Health Sciences), Germany

 

Assistant Professor of Immunoengineering & Regenerative Medicine at the ETH Zurich (Institute for Biomechanics, D-HEST), Switzerland

 

Head of the Spine Science Office at the Schön Clinic Group, Germany

 




Awards & Fellowships

09/2005

06/2006, 06/2008, 06/2011

01/2007

12/2008, 12/2009

06/2010

11/2010

06/2011

09/2011

Best Basic Science Poster Award, Spine Society of Europe (SSE)

Travel Fellowship form the German Society of Biomechanics (DGfB)

Finalist New Investigator Recognition Award, Orthopaedic Research Society (NIRA, ORS)

Finalist Best Paper Award, German Spine Society (DWG)

Best Poster Award, European Cells and Materials (eCM)

Travel Fellowship from AOSpine

Medtronic Best Poster Award, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)

Best Podium Presentation Award, Spine Society of Europe (SSE)



Organization of Scientific Events

05/2008

06/2010

09/2012

11/2013

11/2014

09/2015

05/2016

Since 2011

Swiss-Japanese Symposium on Disc/Spine Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss-Japanese Symposium on Disc/Spine Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Scientifica (Zürcher Wissenschaftstage), Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss-Japanese Symposium on Musculoskeletal Research, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

National Future Day, Switzerland

Second Lab and Networking Event of the SSB-RM Switzerland

ETH Biotechnology Day of the TEDD Network Switzerland

Yearly exchange program with the Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan



(for all other details see specific sections)