Štagljar Igor

Corresponding members III. Department of Natural Sciences
Štagljar Igor

Date of birth:

  • 1966

Place of birth:

  • Zagreb


Štagljar Igor

Corresponding members III. Department of Natural Sciences

Academic titles:

  • professor doctor of science

Membership in the Academy:

  • corresponding member – Department of Natural Sciences (5/15/2014 – …)

Curriculum Vitae

Igor Štagljar was born in Zagreb, April 17, 1966, and educated at the University of Zagreb where he obtained a BSc degree in Molecular Biology. He then moved to Switzerland where he received his PhD degree in Molecular Biology from the Swiss Federal School of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Afterwards he undertook two post-doctoral positions at the University of Zurich, the first working on RNA polymerase II transcription in mammals, and the second position involved working on various aspects of DNA replication and repair in yeast. In 2001, he was a visiting scientist at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, where he worked in the lab of Dr. Stanley Fields, the inventor of the yeast two-hybrid technology. From 2002 to 2005, he maintained an Assistant Professor position at the University of Zurich.

In the summer of 2005, moved to Canada where he accepted an Associate Professor position (with tenure) at the Department of Biochemistry and Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. In 2010, was promoted to the rank of full Professor at the University of Toronto. His lab is located in the Donnelly Centre, a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research institute in the heart of Toronto’s research district.

Igor Štagljar is the recipient of several national and international science awards. In addition, he is a member of the Editorial board of BioTechniques, Molecular Genetics and Genomics, BMC Biotechnology, Journal of Molecular Biology and Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. Lastly, he is co-founder of two companies, Dualsystems Biotech, and ProteinNetwork Therapeutix.

In 2014 Igor Štgljar was elected as a corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Igor Štagljar – personal page – University of Toronto

Igor Štagljar – personal page – Donnelly Centre