President of the board
Full professor and chair of anatomy / gravitational biology and cell biomechanics, University of Zurich (UZH), professor of Space Biotechnology, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany, professor of space medicine, EAH Jena, Germany, adjunct professor, Beijing Institute of Technology, academician of the International Academy of Astronautics, member of the executive board / German Society for Aerospace Medicine, member and chair of different advisory boards for aerospace agencies and companies, recipient of several research and teaching awards.
Active investigator for the European, German and U.S. space life sciences research program, 12 years of experience as scientific leader of 19 parabolic flight research missions, 6 suborbital and 6 orbital missions, including experiments on the International Space Station (ISS), initiator and director of the Swiss parabolic flight program. Director of the UZH Innovation Cluster “Space and Aviation” (UZH Space Hub). Flight log: 1200 parabolas, Parabolic Flight Medal in silver.