Reto Brun, Professor emeritus, PhD

Scientific Project Leader

Organisational Entity
Parasite Chemotherapy Unit

Professional activities at Swiss TPH

  • In vitro cultivation of African trypanosomes and other protozoans of medical or veterinary importance
  • Control and epidemiology of drug resistance of African trypanosomes
  • Discovery and preclinical development of new drugs against parasitic protozoa (in particular malaria and human African trypanosomiasis) 

Higher education and gualifications

  • PhD, 1973 in Medical Parasitology, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Assistant Professorship, 1986, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Titulary Professorship, 2002, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Prof. emeritus, 2012, University of Basel, Switzerland 

Past professional activities

  • 1974-1976: Postdoctoral fellow at the University of California Irvine, USA1976-
  • 1987: Senior scientist in the Protozoology group at Swiss Tropical Institute; many stays in East Africa
  • 1987-2000: Head of the Protozoology group and coordinator of the PARACHEM programme at Swiss Tropical Institute
  • 2000-2013: Head of the Parasite Chemotherapy Unit at Swiss TPH
  • 2014-2017: Senior research scientist 


  • Over 560 original peer-reviewed publications and 17 book chapters
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