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Anatomy , histology and embryology educator

Peter Hermann Burri, Swiss Anatomy, histology and embryology educator. Recipient Degussa award, 1987.


Burri, Peter Hermann was born on July 18, 1938 in Pfaeffikon, Zurich, Switzerland. Son of Hermann Oskar and Clara (Gautschi) Burri.


Federal diploma in medicine, University Zurich and University Paris, 1964. Doctor of Medicine, University Bern, Switzerland, 1968.


Assistant Institute Pathology, University Zurich, 1965-1966. Assistant Institute Anatomy University Bern, 1966-1968, graduate assistant, 1968-1973, lecturer, 1969-1973. Research fellow department pathology Royal Postgraduate Medical School-Hammersmith Hospital, London, 1973-1974.

Assistant professor Institute Anatomy University Bern, 1974-1978, professor, since 1978, head department development biology, since 1974, chairman Institute Anatomy, 1993—2003. Professor emeritus, 2003. Visiting professor medicine Boston University, 1987.

Sam Stein Memorial lecturer Long Island Jewish Medical School, New Hyde Park, New York, 1988. President Committee for Reform of Medical Curriculum, 1990-1997.


Member Swiss Society Anatomy, Histology and Embryology (board directors 1983-1989, president 1986-1989), Anatomical Society, Union Swiss Societies Experimental Biology (board directors, vice president 1987-1990), Swiss Academy of Sciences (president biology section 1987-1990), American Association Anatomists, Swiss Society Cell and Molecular Biology (board directors 1978-1981), Swiss Society Optics and Electron Microscopy (board directors 1981-1987).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, chess, model helicopter flying.


Married Laurette Ida Barbey, November 20, 1964. Children: Christine, Anne-Françoise, Isabelle.

Hermann Oskar Burri

Clara (Gautschi) Burri

Laurette Ida Barbey

Christine Burri

Anne-Françoise Burri

Isabelle Burri