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