Prof. Dr. Alex Odermatt

Group leader Molecular & Systems Toxicology

Office phone
+41 (0)61 207 15 30
Office fax
+41 (0)61 207 15 15

Prof. Alex Odermatt graduated in Chemistry with specialization in Biochemistry at the University of Berne in 1991 and got his PhD in Biochemistry at the Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Berne, in 1994. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. David H. MacLennan from 1995-1998 at the Best Institute, University of Toronto, Canada. From 1998-2000 he was a Senior research fellow at the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Berne, and from 2000-2007 Oberassistent and Research Group Leader. He received his habilitation in Molecular Genetics in 2001 at the Medical Faculty, University of Berne. In April 2007, he was appointed as Novartis Professor for Molecular and Systems Toxicology at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Basel.

Other activities:

Deputy Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Basel, Associate Editor of the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Member of the Management Board of the Swiss Center of Applied Human Toxicology, Member of the Science Advisory Board of the 3R Research Foundation Switzerland.


1995 – 1997: Postdoctoral Fellowships from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Medical Research Council of Canada.

2001: Research prize; Fondation Endocrinologie Geneva

2001 – 2007: Cloëtta Research Fellow.

2012: European Registered Toxicologist




Latest Publications

Tsachaki, Maria; Meyer, Arne; Weger, Benjamin; Kratschmar, Denise V.; Tokarz, Janina; Adamski, Jerzy; Belting, Heinz-Georg; Affolter, Markus; Dickmeis, Thomas; Odermatt, Alex: Absence of 11-keto reduction of cortisone and 11-ketotestosterone in the model organism zebrafish, in: Journal of Endocrinology 232, 2017, H. 2, S. 323-335. edoc
Araya, Selene; Kratschmar, Denise V.; Tsachaki, Maria; Stücheli, Simon; Beck, Katharina R.; Odermatt, Alex: DHRS7 (SDR34C1) - A new player in the regulation of androgen receptor function by inactivation of 5α-dihydrotestosterone? in: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 171, 2017, S. 288-295. edoc
Bonifacio, Annalisa; Sanvee, Gerda M.; Brecht, Karin; Kratschmar, Denise V.; Odermatt, AlexBouitbir, JamalKrähenbühl, Stephan: IGF-1 prevents simvastatin-induced myotoxicity in C2C12 myotubes, in: Archives of Toxicology 91, 2017, H. 5, S. 2223-2234. edoc

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