Short CV/Education and training

  • 1980 – 1986
    Undergraduate and diploma studies in Biology, Faculty of Sciences & Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland & McGill University, Montreal, Canada

  • 1987 – 1990
    Graduate studies, Institute of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland

  • 1990
    PhD in Zoology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland

  • Since 1990
    Researcher and Docent, Institute of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland

  • 1999
    Habilitation in Histology, Medical Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland

  • 2007
    Associate Professor, Medical Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • Künzi L, Mertes P, Schneider S, Jeannet N, Menzi C, Dommen J, Baltenperger U, Prévôt ASH, Salathe M, Kalberer M, Geiser M. Responses of Lung Cells to Realistic Exposure of Primary and Aged Carbonaceous Aerosols. Atmos Environ DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.11.055.

  • Geiser M. Update on macrophage clearance of inhaled micro- and nanoparticles. J Aerosol Med Pulm Drug Deliv, 23/4:207-217 (2010) DOI: 10.1089=jamp.2009.0797.

  • Geiser M, Kreyling WG. Deposition and Biokinetics of Inhaled Nanoparticles. Particle Fibre Toxicol, 7:2 doi:10.1186/1743-8977-7-2 (2010).

  • Savi M, Kalberer M, Lang D, Ryser M, Fierz M, Gaschen A, Ri?ka J, Geiser M. A novel exposure system for the efficient and controlled deposition of aerosol particles onto cell cultures. Environ Sci Techn 42: 5667-5674 (2008).

  • Geiser M, Casaulta M, Kupferschmid B, Schulz H, Semmler-Behnke M, Kreyling W. The role of macrophages in the clearance of inhaled ultrafine titanium dioxide particles. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 38:371-376 (2008).


Selected projects

  • Ambient particles and their health effects on the susceptible population: combining particle composition with realistic in vitro technology. M. Geiser & J. Dommen, 2012 – 2015, SNF funding

  • Risk of inhaled nanoparticles in health and disease by in vitro technology. M. Geiser, H. Burtscher and M. Fierz, 2010-2013, SNF-NRP64 funding

  • Aspiration toxicology of lamp oil and fluid fire starters studied by in vitro technology. M. Geiser, 2009 – 2012, Federal Office for Health (FOPH) funding

  • Distribution and macrophage clearance of inhaled nanoparticles in lung disease. M. Geiser, 2008 – 2012, SNF funding

  • Nano Aerosol Chamber for In Vitro Toxicology, NACIVT: www.nacivt.ch

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • 3R Research Foundation Switzerland

  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)

  • International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM)

  • Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association (SGV)

  • Swiss Society for Anatomy, Histology and Embryology (SGAHE)

  • Swiss Society for Electron Microscopy and Optics (SGOEM)

  • Union of Swiss Societies of Experimental Biology (USGEB)

Additional qualifications

  • Associated Professor in Histology, 2007


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