New Professor for Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
The University of Basel has appointed a new professor in the field ofClinical Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Professor Matthias E. Liechti has been appointed Clinical Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Faculty of Medicine. This position will begin on 1 July 2023. Liechti has been an attending physician in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University Hospital Basel since 2010, and Assistant Director of the department since 2020. Along with his promotion to full professor, he will also be named head of the department.
After finishing his medical and doctoral studies at the University of Zurich, Liechti worked as a postdoc at the Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich and began research in the field of psychopharmacology. In parallel he pursued his clinical training, leading to his qualification as a specialist physician for general internal medicine (2004) and clinical pharmacology and toxicology (2010). From 2005 to 2007, he conducted psychopharmacological research at The Scripps Research Institute and University of California San Diego School of Medicine in the United States. He started his position in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology at the University Hospital Basel in 2008. He received the Venia docendi in 2009 and an honorary professorship in 2013 at the University of Basel.
Liechti’s research focuses on clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and the therapeutic use of psychoactive substances including psychedelics.