It is with great sadness that the ECPM Executive Office has to announce the death of Prof. Peter Meier-Abt. He succumbed to his illness on May 27, 2021.
Prof. Meier-Abt was the vice rector for research at the University of Basel from 2005-2011 and was a long-standing member of our teaching faculty. He was very committed to explain the basic mechanisms and putting them into a greater perspective.
He was extremely successful in his research activity as a clinical pharmacologist at the University and University Hospital Zurich working at the interface of clinical and scientific research. It was his support that also led to the initiation of the first professorship in pharmaceutical medicine in Switzerland, established at the ECPM.
From 2011 until 2016, Prof. Meier-Abt was the president of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences. In this role, he continued his work in promoting young scientists in clinical research and supported the advancement of personalized medicine.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Prof. Meier-Abt’s family and colleagues