Ewald Rudolf Weibel - Brief Curriculum Vitae#



Academic degrees

  • Dr.med., University of Zürich
  • D.Sc.(hon), University of Edinburgh
  • Dr.med.h.c., University of Geneva

Present position

Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, University of Berne, Switzerland

  • Born: March 5, 1929 in Buchs AG, Switzerland
  • Citizen of Bern and Weggis, Switzerland
  • Married: April 4, 1956 to Anna Verena Trachsler
  • Schools:Primary and Secondary Schools in Buchs AG and Aarau, Gymnasium Aargauische Kantonsschule, Aarau, Switzerland, Matura 1949


Academic career

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

Additional academic functions
  • President, International Society for Stereology (1967-71)
  • President, Union of Swiss Societies for Experimental Biology (1969-72)
  • Council Member, Royal Microscopical Society, London (1969-72)
  • Swiss National Research Council: Member (1969-80).
  • Vice President and Chairman of Division of Biology and Medicine (1974-80)
  • Executive Committee, International Federation of Societies for Electron Microscopy (1974-78)
  • Council Member, European Cell Biology Organisation
  • Co-Chairman, Interunion Commission for Comparative Physiology (1985-1993)
  • President, Akademische Kommission, Universität Bern (1987-1996)
  • Marcel Benoist Prize Foundation, Member of Board (1987-1999), Vicepresident (1994-1999)
  • Vice-Chairman and Secretary, Maurice E. Müller Foundation (1987-2000)
  • President, Fleischner Society (1988-89)
  • International Union of Physiological Sciences: Council Member (1989-93)
  • Second Vice-President (1993-97), President (1997-2001), Chair Ethics Committee (2001 -2005)
  • Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences, President (1997-2000), Vicepresident (2000-2004)

Editor
  • Journal of Microscopy (1971-78), News in Physiological Sciences (1986-2001),
  • American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cellular and Molecular (1989-1994)

Editorial Boards
  • Respiration Physiology, Journal of Ultrastructure Research,
  • Journal de Biologie Cellulaire, American Review of Respiratory Diseases

Honours
  • 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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