Prof. Dr. Matthias Hamburger

Office room number 3002 / Pharmazentrum

Office phone
+41 (0)61 207 14 25
Office phone 2
+41 (0)61 207 14 75
Office fax
+41 (0)61 207 14 74

Prof. Matthias Hamburger obtained a degree in Pharmacy from the ETH Zürich in 1980, and a PhD in Pharmacognosy/Phytochemistry with Prof. K. Hostettmann at the University of Lausanne in 1985. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. G.A. Cordell at the University of Illinois at Chicago (USA), and from 1988 to 1993 a Senior Researcher and Privatdocent at the Institute of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, University of Lausanne. From 1993-1996, he was involved with establishing the Center for Natural Products Research (CNPR) in Singapore, an industry-oriented high-throughput screening operation and joint venture of Glaxo-Wellcome and the Singapore Science and Technology Board. He acted as a Group Leader and as Coordinator of worldwide sourcing and external collaborations. From 1995 to 1996, he was in addition involved with consulting activities in Switzerland in the area of phytopharmaceuticals and OTC products. He was Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutical Biology, University of Jena (Germany) (1997-2004) and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2000-2002). In April 2004, he took the current position as Head of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology, Departement of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Basel (Switzerland).


1985-1987 Postdoctoral fellowships from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the National Cancer Institute (USA)

2004 Alfred-Vogel-Prize for the Advancement of Scientific Phytotherapy

Other activities

Past Editor-in-Chief, currently Review Editor of Planta Medica
Advisory Board Member Chemistry & Biodiversity, Fitoterapia


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Latest Publications

Guccione, C; Oufir, M; Piazzini, V; Eigenmann, DE; Jähne, EA; Zabela, V; Faleschini, MT; Bergonzi, MC; Smiesko, M; Hamburger, M; Bilia, AR: Andrographolide-loaded nanoparticles for brain delivery: formulation, charcterization and in vitro permeability using hCMEC/D3 cell line, in: Eur. J. Pharm. Biopharm. 119, 2017, S. 253-263.
De Mieri, Maria; Monteleone, Giannicola; Ismajili, Isidor; Kaiser, Marcel; Hamburger, Matthias: Antiprotozoal activity-based profiling of a dichloromethane extract from anthemis nobilis flowers, in: Journal of Natural Products 80, 2017, H. 2, S. 459-470. edoc
da Rocha, C. Q.; de Faria, F. M.; Marcourt, L.; Ebrahimi, S. N.; Kitano, B. T.; Ghilardi, A. F.; Ferreira, A. L.; de Almeida, A. C. A.; Dunder, R. J.; Souza Brito, A. R. M.; Hamburger, Matthias; Vilegas, W. V.; Ferreira Queiroz, E.; Wolfender, J. L.: Gastroprotective effects of hydroethanolic root extract of Arrabidaea brachypoda: evidences of cytoprotection and isolation of unusual glycosylated polyphenols, in: Phytochemistry 135, 2017, S. 93-105. edoc

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