Jürg Utzinger (since July 1, 2015)

Marcel Tanner (until June 30, 2015)

Deputy Director

Nino Künzli



Research and Teaching


Research and teaching are the primary focus of the Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) and Medical Parasitology & Infectious Biology (MPI) departments. Their strengths lie in the innovation, validation, and application of new molecular, cellular, and epidemiological research approaches to advance public health on a Swiss, European, and global scale. The activities of both departments benefit from a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and a network of well-established partnerships in both, low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia and South America, as well as in Europe and North America.



In addition to having a strong reputation as a world-class research centre, the Swiss TPH contributes its experience and expertise to the Basel area and Swiss community, as well as internationally. This is achieved through the three departments of the Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH), Medicines Research (MedRes) and Medical Services and Diagnostic (MEDDIA). The combination of these services with research and teaching creates synergies increasing the quality of work across the entire Swiss TPH.