Elmar Hulliger

Elmar Hulliger, PhD

Institute of Physiology
University of Bern

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Elmar Hulliger, born in Switzerland, attained his master’s degree in Biotechnology from the ETH Zürich. Interested in applied research he subsequently joined Prof Dr. Sonja Kleinlogels Lab of Translational Optogenetics at the University of Bern for his PhD. There he established a translational model of post-mortem human retinal explant culturing and designed and evaluated synthetic promoters intended for optogenetic gene therapy. After graduating he continued his research in molecular biology and directed a pre-clinical trial of a next-generation optogenetic gene therapy.