Urs Ruegg

Professor emeritus of Pharmacology

University of Geneva

Position in Extended Committee - Pharmacology Expert
Urs Ruegg

After twelve years of drug research in the Basel pharmaceutical industry, Urs joined the University of Lausanne as Professor of Pharmacology in 1992. Since 2004 he has headed the Laboratory of Pharmacology at Geneva – Lausanne School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Geneva. Since 1992, he has had full responsibility for the entire curriculum in pharmacology for pharmacy students.

His recent research interests include pharmacology of cellular calcium signalling and with his research team, he focuses on altered calcium handling in Duchenne muscular dystrophy & pharmacological approaches.

Urs is also a member of the Conseil Scientifique de l’Association Française contre les myopathies, an expert panelist of the Swiss National Science Foundation and Treasurer of the The International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR).

1965-1970 Student at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland
1970-1974 Ph.D. Student at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland
1974 -1976 Post-doctoral Fellow at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.
1976-1980 Research Associate and Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, University of Geneva
1980-1992 Preclinical Research, Sandoz Pharma Ltd. (now Novartis), Basle, Switzerland
1983 -1993 Lecturer in Biochemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland
1992-2003 Professor of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, University of Lausanne, Lausanne
2004-2012 Professor of Pharmacology & Head of Department of Pharmacology,
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
2013-2016 Visiting Professor of Pharmacology, Geneva - Lausanne School of
Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland
2012-2016 Lecturer in Pharmacology, University of Basel, Switzerland