Prof. Dr. Hanno Würbel

Division of Animal Welfare

+41 31 631 25 30
Postal Address
Animal Welfare Division
Veterinary Public Health Institute
University of Bern
Länggassstrasse 120
3012 Bern

I studied biology at the University of Berne and graduated in 1996 at the ETH Zürich with a thesis on stereotypic behaviour in laboratory mice. Supported by a fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation, I continued research on stereotypies in mice with Prof. Christine Nicol at the Bristol University School of Veterinary Science. After returning to the ETH Zürich in 1997, I developed my research into a broader research program on developmental plasticity of brain and behaviour in relation to questions of animal husbandry and animal welfare. In 2002, I was appointed Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethology at the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen. During my time in Giessen, I was awarded the Hessian Animal Welfare Research Award 2005 and the Felix Wankel Animal Welfare Research Award 2009. Since 2011, I hold the chair of Animal Welfare at the University of Bern.

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