Harald Reuter#


Harald Reuter
Email:reuter 'at' pki.unibe.ch
Membership Number:346
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:hreuter
Elected:1989



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

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
  • 1984 "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
  • 1987 Schmiedeberg-Medal of the GermanSociety of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • 1988 Jonathan Magnes-Prize, Hebrew University
  • 1993 K.S.Cole Award, Biophysical Society, USA
  • Ernst Jung-Medal for Medicine in Gold, Jung-Foundation for Science and Research, Hamburg (2002)(Life-time Achievement Award)
  • 2010 Dr. h.c. University of Basel
  • Scientific Academies (elected Member):
    • 1989 Academia Europaea
    • 1993 Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher, Leopoldina"
    • 1995 Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences
    • 1997 Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea,Salzburg
    • 1997 National Academy of Sciences, USA, Foreign Member
    • 2001 Académie Royal de Médecine de Belgique, Foreign Member


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