Christian Surber


University of Basel


Christian Surber, Ph.D., is Professor in Dermatopharmacology and Hospital Pharmacy at the University of Basel and visiting Professor at the Departments of Dermatology in Basel and Zürich, Switzerland.

His research interest and expertise are a) the development and optimization of drug delivery from topical formulations, b) the topical vehicle design, c) the topical bioavailability/bioequivalence testing, d) the topical pharmacotherapy of barrier function impairment (dry skin, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis) and solar damage (skin cancer), e) the development of sun protective means and f) the patient and consumer adherence to topical pharmacotherapy, topical protection and care products.

During his career path he served as a member the Drug Commission of Switzerland, as the chief pharmacist at the University Hospital in Basel and later as the chief scientific officer of a pharmaceutical company specialized in dermatologic products. He has been the recipient of research grants throughout his career. He has numerous publications, patents, conference presentations and reference texts covering various aspects of dermal drug delivery, topical bioavailability/bioequivalence and topical pharmacotherapy of barrier function impairment and solar damage. He supervises doctoral students and teaches as a senior lecturer in Dermatology and Pharmacy at the University of Basel and Zürich.