Urs Meyer#

Urs Meyer
Membership Number:1293
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2008 - 2008 Sabbatical Professor, Office of Clinical Pharmacology, Center of Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Silver Spring, MD, USA
  • 2008 Professor emeritus of Pharmacology, University of Basel
  • 1993 - 1995 Acting Chairman, Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 1992 - 1993 Visiting Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
  • 1983 -2008 Professor of Pharmacology (Ordinarius), University of Basel Medical School, and Chairman, Division of Pharmacology/Neurobiology, Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 1976 - 1983 Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacology (Extraordinarius), University of Zürich Medical School, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1974 - 1983 Chief, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Zürich Medical School, University Hospital, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1972 - 1974 Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology. Div. of Clinical Pharma-cology, Dept. of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
  • 1971 - 1972 Instructor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Medical Center, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • 1970 - 1971 United States Public Health Service Special Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Hepatology, Departments of Internal Medicine and of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A
  • 1968 - 1969 Resident - Internal Medicine, University of California Hospitals, San Francisco, California
  • 1967 - 1968 Internship - Straight Medicine, University of California San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF), San Francisco, California. Lloyd H. Smith, Jr., Head of the Department of Medicine
  • 1965 - 1967 Research Assistant, Metabolic Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Zürich Medical School. Work was in the field of adipose tissue metabolism under the direction of E. Rudolf Froesch
  • 1969 - 1970 United States Public Health Service Special Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, California

Fields of Scholarship
  • Personalized medicine
  • Pharmacogenomics

Honours and Awards
  • 1971 - 1974 Faculty Development Award in Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Foundation
  • 1974 Cloetta-Award 1974 for Medical Research
  • 1978 Award of the Anita Saurer Foundation, 1978
  • 1990 William D. Stubenboard Visiting Professorships, Cornell Medical Center, New York
  • 1991 Rawls-Palmer Award for Progress in Medicine (with Frank J. Gonzalez) American Society for Clinicical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • 1993 Featured on Cover Page of Cancer Research for work on Acetyltransferase Genes and Cancer
  • 1993 The Sterling Drug Visiting Professor, University of Oregon School of Medicine, Portland, Oregon
  • 1993 Elected Member, Academia Europaea
  • 1994 The Ariëns Lecture of the Dutch Pharmacological Soc., Leiden
  • 1994 The Sandoz Lecture in Clinical Pharmacology, USU, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • 1997 Council, Academia Europaea
  • 1998 Medeval Distinguished Lecturer, University of Manchester, U.K.
  • 1999 Werner Kalow Annual Award Lectureship in Pharmacogenetics, Toronto, Canada
  • 2000 Ad hoc member of the Council of the NIGMS, NIH, Bethesda, USA
  • 2001 Elected to membership, Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 2001 Listed on ISI's Highly Cited Researcher's database
  • 2002 External Scientific Panel-NIH Pharmacogenetics Research Network
  • 2003 Vice-President, Academia Europaea
  • 2004 Robert Pfleger-Forschungspreis 2004
  • 2004 RT Williams Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award” International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics” ISSX in Bethesda, MD, USA

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