Harald Reuter#

Harald Reuter
Email:reuter 'at' pki.unibe.ch
Membership Number:346
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND

Present and Previous Positions

  • Professor emeritus of Pharmacology, University of Bern (1999- )
  • Dean of the Medical Faculty, University of Bern (1983-1985)
  • Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, University of Bern, Switzerland (1969-1999)
  • Chairman; Department of Pharmacology, University of Bern, Switzerland (1972-1999)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota/Mayo Clinic, USA (1967-1968)
  • Privatdozent (same Department) (1965-1969)
  • Habilitation thesis, University of Mainz (1965)
  • Assistant, Department of Pharmacology, University of Mainz (1960-1965)
  • Dissertation thesis (M.D.), University of Mainz (Germany)(1960)

Fields of Scholarship

  • regulation, modulation and molecular structure of ion channels (discovery of calcium-channels in the heart)
  • discovery and function of cardiac sodium/calcium exchange in the heart
  • excitation-contraction coupling in the heart
  • calcium and signal transduction; ion channel expression in PC12 cells and Xenopus oocytes
  • presynaptic vesicle cycling in hippocampal neurons

Honours and Awards

  • "Award for Outstanding Research" of the International Society for Heart Research (1984)
  • Drew Award in Biomedical Research, Drew University,Madison N.I. (USA)(1984)
  • Marcel Benoist-Prize of the Swiss Government (1984)
  • Schmiedeberg-Medal of the GermanSociety of Pharmacology and Toxicology(1987)
  • Jonathan Magnes-Prize, Hebrew University, (1988)
  • K.S.Cole Award, Biophysical Society, USA (1993)
  • Ernst Jung-Medal for Medicine in Gold, Jung-Foundation for Science and Research, Hamburg (2002)(Life-time Achievement Award)
  • Dr. h.c. University of Basel (2010)

Scientific Academies (elected Member):
  • Academia Europaea (1989)
  • Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher, Leopoldina" (1993)
  • Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (1995)
  • Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea,Salzburg (1997)
  • National Academy of Sciences, USA, Foreign Member (1997)
  • Académie Royal de Médecine de Belgique, Foreign Member(2001)

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