Peter Kast

Laboratory of Organic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich

Prof. Dr. Peter Kast
ETH Zurich
Laboratory of Organic Chemistry

HCI F 333
Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 10
CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland

Tel.: (+41 44) 632 2908
Fax: (+41 44) 633 1326 or 632 1486

Prof. Kast received his Diploma in Natural Sciences (Dipl. Natw. ETH) in 1986 from the ETH Zurich.  He completed his doctoral studies in 1991 at the Institute of Microbiology of the ETH.  After postdoctoral work at the ETH from 1991-1992 and at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, in the Departments of Chemistry and Molecular Biology from 1992-1995, he was appointed Assistant Professor in the Departments of Molecular Biology and Chemistry at Scripps in 1995.  In 1997, he moved to the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (Laboratory of Organic Chemistry) at the ETH Zurich.  As a group leader he continues his independent work on protein engineering through directed molecular evolution using genetically modified bacterial systems.  Since 1999 he has been a lecturer of courses in Biological Chemistry on the directed evolution of proteins.  In 2011, he was appointed as an honorary professor at the ETH Zurich.

updated June 9, 2011, PK