Alex N. Eberle was born in St.Gallen (Switzerland), studied chemistry, biochemistry and biology at the ETH Zurich where he obtained his PhD in 1976. He specialized in molecular biology at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge (England), joined the Department of Research of the University Hospital Basel in 1982 and was elected professor of pathobiology in 1992. Between 1986 and 2000 he acted as deputy chairman and chairman of the Department of Research (now named Department of Biomedicine, DBM). In 1996/97 he was visiting professor at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. In 2006, he was elected as president of the planning commission (PlaKo; till 2012) and in 2009 as vice rector of the University of Basel. He retired as vice rector in August 2013 and was a fellow of the Collegium Helveticum in Zurich until 2016. His research interests are in the fields of peptide sciences, molecular endocrinology, obesity, tumor targeting, electrobiology, frontier of science areas and more recently in aspects of reproducibility (the current topic of the Collegium Helveticum). His teaching focused on pathobiochemistry/biology and cell signalling. At the end of 2010 he ended his career as research group leader of the DBM.


Alex N. Eberle, Ph.D.
sen. Fellow of the Collegium Helveticum
em. Professor of Pathobiology
em. Vice Rector
University of Basel
Oberer Batterieweg 71
CH-4059 Basel
phone: +41 (0)61 361 9841