Ewald Weibel#


Ewald Weibel
Email:weibel 'at' ana.unibe.ch
Membership Number:1812
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:eweibel
Elected:1998
Homepage: http://www.ana.unibe.ch/~weibel








Present and Previous Positions

  • 1994 – Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, University of Berne, Switzerland
  • 1981 - 2002 Associate in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA., USA
  • 1979 + 1981: Agassiz Visiting Professor in Comparative Biology, Harvard University, USA
  • 1984 - 1985: Rector University of Berne
  • 1974 Visiting Professor, Yale University, USA
  • 1966 – 1994: Professor and Chairman, Institute of Anatomy, University of Berne
  • 1963 - 1966: Assistant Professor of Anatomy, University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1961 - 1962 Research Associate, Rockefeller University, New York, USA, Dept. of Cell Biology (Prof. George E. Palade)
  • 1959 – 1961 Research Associate, Cardiopulmonary Laboratory, Bellevue Hospital, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, USA (Profs. Andre F. Cournand and Dickinson W. Richards)
  • 1958 - 1959: Research Fellow, Yale University (Prof. Averill A. Liebow), USA
  • 1955 - 1958: Assistant in Anatomy, University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1949 - 1955 Medical School in Zürich, Göttingen and Paris, graduated 1955 Zürich, Switzerland


Fields of Scholarship

  • respiration system physiology
  • morphometry
  • lung structure and function
  • comparative physiology and anatomy
  • cell biology
  • electron microscopy

Honours and Awards

  • Marcel-Benoist Prize (Swiss Federal Government ) (1974)
  • Honorary Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society (1979)
  • Felix Fleischner Medal (1979)
  • Foreign Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1981)
  • College Medalist, American College of Chest Physicians (1982)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1985)
  • Anders Retzius Medal, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (1987)
  • Member of Royal Society of Sciences of Uppsala (1987)
  • H.R. Schinz Medal, (1988)
  • Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, University of Edinburgh (1988)
  • Member of the Polska Akademia Nauk (1988)
  • Member Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (1989)
  • Medal of Royal Microscopical Society (1989)
  • Member Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (1992),
  • Jan Evangelista Purkinje Gold Medal, Prague (1993)
  • Member Academia Europaea (1998)
  • Honorary Doctor of Medicine, University of Geneva (1999)
  • Honorary Foreign Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2000)
  • Honorary Member, Swiss Academy of Sciences (2000)
  • Honorary Member, Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (2004)
  • Prix “La Recherche”, Paris (2005)
  • Educational Award, European Respiratory Society (2007)
  • Honorary Member in Professional Societies: Societé Française de Microscopie Electronique, International *Society for Stereology, American Physiological Society, Swiss Society of Radiology and Nuclear *Medicine, Swiss Society for Anatomy, Histology and Embryology.


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