Heini Murer#


Heini Murer
Email:hmurer 'at' access.uzh.ch
Membership Number:1794
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:hmurer
Elected:1998
Homepage: http://www.uzh.ch/about/management/unileitung/mnw_en.html



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2006 - 2010 Vice-President (‘Provost’) for Medicine and the Sciences of the University of Zurich
  • 1997 - 2005 Chairman of Dept., Institute of Physiology, University of Zurich
  • 3-10/1988 Sabbatical, National Institute of Health (NIH; USA)
  • 1980 - present Professor (Physiology), University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1979 - 1980 Associate Professor, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 1979 - 1980 Associate Professor, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 1972 - 1975 Research Associate,ETH Zürich, Switzerland, (Biochemistry)
  • 1978 Habilitation, University of Frankfurt, Germany (Physiological Chemistry)
  • 1969 - 1971 Ph.D. Student(Biochemistry)University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 1971 Doctoral exam (Ph.D)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Membrane transport
  • Renal physiology
  • Phosphate metabolism
  • General cell physiology
  • Structure/function relationship in membrane transport

Honours and Awards
  • 1989 Cloëtta Prize
  • 1991 Homer Smith Award
  • 1994 Otto Nägeli Prize
  • 1994 Adolf Fick Prize
  • 1995 Peter F. Curran Memorial Lectureship (Yale University)
  • 1998 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2000 Carl. W. Gottschalk Dist. Lecture (Am. Phys. Soc.)
  • 2000 Robert Berliner Lectureship (Yale University)
  • 2000 Honorary Member American Physiological Society
  • 2000 Member of the German Academy of Science Research Leopoldina
  • 2001 Robert Pitts Memorial Lectureship (IUPS)
  • 2006 Donald W. Seldin Award (National Kidney Foundation; USA)
  • 2006 Franz Volhard Medal (German Society of Nephrology)
  • 2008 Single Member (Honorary) of the Swiss Academy for Medicine
  • 2009 Richard Award (ISN)
  • 2009 Borrelli Medal (Italy)


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