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Department of Biochemistry

Ohad Medalia

Ohad Medalia

Ohad Medalia joined the Department of Biochemistry in November 2010 as Associate Professor. He was promoted to Full Professor of Biochemistry in September  2017.

He is an acknowledged expert in the field of cryo-electron tomography. His research focuses on macromolecular structures and mechanisms in eukaryotic cells, such as the integrin-mediated cell adhesion, intermediate filament assemblies, the organization of nuclear lamins and the nuclear pore envelope.

Ohad Medalia studied chemistry at the University of Tel-Aviv, Israel. Thereafter, he obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel. He conducted postdoctoral studies at the Max-Planck Institute in Martinsried, Germany in the laboratory of Wolfgang Baumeister, one of the pioneers of cryo-electronmicroscopy. In 2005 Ohad Medalia returned to Israel and became research group leader and Assistant Professor at the Ben Gurion University in Beer-Sheva. He was promoted to Associate Professor at the Ben Gurion University in 2009.


Curriculum Vitae

Master Theses

Ohad Medalia is teaching in the following modules:

For the Faculty of Science:
BCH 100: What is Biochemistry
BCH 301: Molecular Cell Biology
BCH 630: Protein Crystallography and Electron Microscopy

Weiterführende Informationen


Prof. Ohad Medalia
Department of Biochemistry
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich
Office: Y44 K 34
Tel.: +41 44 635 5522