Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Driessen
Rorschacher Strasse 95
9007 St.Gallen

Medizinische Onkologie und Hämatologie

Profile Function

chief physician / head of institution

Research Area

Design and application of small-molecule protease inhibitors as
a) research tools to dissect the biology of protease networks (functional proteomics)
b) potential therapeutic agents in cancer and autoimmunity (combinatorial chemisty-approach, high-throughput screening)

Former Positions

01/96 - 06/96: Clinical Resident (Assistenzarzt), Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Freiburg i.Br., Medical Center, Prof. H.H. Peter
07/96 - 04/98 and 05/00 - 12/05: Clinical Resident (Assistenzarzt, Facharzt) Department of Hematology/Oncology/Immunology/Rheumatology, University of Tübingen Medical Center
04/98 - 05/00: Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Immunology and Protease Biology, Prof. Hidde Ploegh
12/04: Board-certified in Internal Medicine (Facharzt Innere Medizin)
(Zusatzbezeichnung Hämatologie/Onkologie)
12/05: Hability of Internal Medicine
01/06: Consulting Hematologist/Oncologist (Oberarzt), Associate Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology/Immunology, University of Tübingen Medical Center (Head: Prof. L. Kanz)
10/06: Board-certified for Haematology/Oncology
06/00 - present: Head of Laboratory for Immunology and Protease Biology
Since 11/06: Department of Oncology/Hematology Kantonsspital St.Gallen (KSSG)
Since 07/08: Head of Clinical Trials Unit Kantonsspital St.Gallen (KSSG), Senior mbf


2008: Nycomed Research Award


German Society for Immunbiology
American Society for Hämatology