Dr. Gerhard Hamilton studied biochemistry at the University of Vienna, Austria. After finishing his doctoral thesis on Natural Killer cells he got a position in the research laboratories of the Department of Surgery at the University Medical School of Vienna and obtained the degree of associate professor in 1996. His scientific publications comprise the fields of organ transplantation, burn care, sepsis and oncology. Later on his research projects have focused on in vitro characterization of anticancer compounds such as novel platinum-based agents and titanocenes and respective mechanisms of drug resistance associated with cellular expression of relevant transporter proteins as well as changes in global gene expression. One special topic has been the investigation of diagnostic tests based on cytokeratin fragments in prostate and colorectal cancer patients revealing the applicability of the assays to prove residual tumor load. In addition, Dr. Hamilton has been the scientific coordinator of the “Ludwig Boltzmann Cluster of Translational Oncology” since 2006.