Martin Pichler obtained his MD at the Medical University of Graz in 2006, and his Master of Science in Molecular Biology at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria. Martin continued his cancer research training in different places, including The UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA (where he is Adjunct Faculty member at the Department of Experimental Therapeutics). He currently works as a medical oncologist with special focus on Urogential- and Gastrointestinal cancer, at the Division of Oncology, Medical University of Graz, Austria. He currently holds the research managing director position of this division and is the Head of the Research Unit for Non-Coding RNAs and Genome Editing in Cancer. His main research focus is to study molecular mechanisms of cancer biology, prognostic biomarker studies and clinical trials. He received several awards, grants and published about 170 peer-reviewed papers so far (forschung.medunigraz.at).