Member of the board
Prof. Max Gassmann is a trained Swiss veterinarian with Peruvian roots. He is full professor of Veterinary Physiology and director of the institute, as well as chairman of the Zurich Center of Integrative Human Physiology (ZIHP), both institutions located at the University of Zurich. He graduated in Zurich before moving as a postdoctoral fellow to Stanford University Medical School were he joint the team of Prof. Paul Berg (Nobel Prize Laureate). Back in Zurich he first was lecturer at the Institute of Human Physiology before heading the one in the Veterinary Faculty. Prof. Gassmann work focuses mainly on hypoxia and erythropoietin (Epo) in men since 1992 with special focus on the adaptation of humans to low oxygen supply as occuring at high altitude. He is member of the Leopoldina National Academy of Science, member of the Academia Europea, and has a standing visiting professorship at the Medical Faculty of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru. Moreover, he is corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Peru and Bolivia as well as member of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences.