Hanspeter Nägeli

Hanspeter Nägeli, Dr. med. vet.

Institute Director

Professor of Toxicology

Phone: +41 (0) 44 635 87 63

Telfax: +41 (0) 44 635 89 10


Curriculum Vitae

Name Hanspeter Nägeli
born 18th August, 1960 in Zürich
Nationality Swiss
Languages German, English, Italian
Address Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
Winterthurerstrasse 260
CH-8057 Zürich
Education and academic positions
1985 Graduation from School of Veterinary Medicine, Zürich
1988 – 1989 Participant at the “Postgraduate Course in Experimental Medicine and Biology” at the University of Zürich
1989 Doctoral degree, Institute of Pharmacology and Biochemistry, University of Zürich
1990 – 1992 Postdoctoral training, Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford CA, USA, and Department of Pathology, The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas TX, USA
1996 Promotion to Head Toxicology Division at the University of Zürich
1998 Degree of “Privatdozent” (Habilitation) for Phamacology and Toxicology
2002 Promotion to Professor ad personam at the University of Zürich
2006 Nomination to Professor of Toxicology at the University of Zürich
since 2008 Member of the Human Swissmedic Expert Committee
since 2008 Member of the Veterinary Swissmedic Expert Committee
since 2012 Member of the EFSA panel on genetically modified organisms (GMO panel)
Research interests
Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of chemicals and biological substances in living organisms. The Naegeli group is active in different multidisciplinary research areas comprising molecular toxicology, food toxicology and clinical toxicology. We are using advanced methods of cellular and molecular biology combined with live-cell imaging, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics to study the reaction patterns of living organisms to endogenous or exogenous toxic insults.
Memberships to societies
Swiss Society of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Swiss Society of Toxicology, German Society for Research on DNA Repair (board member).
Editorial activities
Member of the Editorial Board of “DNA Repair” and “BMC Veterinary Research”; Ad hoc referee for a wide range of Journals representing both basic research and applied sciences, including among others: EMBO Journal, International Journal of Cancer, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Molecular Biology, Molecular Cell and Nature.
Teaching experience
All topics of pharmacology and toxicology at the Universities of Zürich and Bern, Cancer biology at ETHZ, Toxicology at ETHZ, Food toxicology at the University of Basel, Member of the Cancer Biology and Microbiology/Immunology PhD Programs in Zürich and of the Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences in Bern.