Prof. Dr. med Friedrich Wiebel

Curriculum Vitae  

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Full name:

Friedrich Johann Wiebel

Date and place of birth:

February 5, 1938, Marburg/Lahn, Germany

Family status

married, 3 children



Education, professional training and career history


University of Tübingen, Wien, Berlin; study of medicine


Internship: 1st. Clinic of Internal Medicine, Free University, Berlin; German Red Cross Hospital, Berlin; Säuglingsheim - Haus Dahlem, Berlin


Research Fellow, Dept. Nuclear Medicine, Free University, Berlin


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Fels Research Institute, Temple University, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Visiting Scientist, Chemistry Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA


Senior Staff Fellow, Carcinogenesis Section, Chemistry Branch, and Project Officer, Contract Programme of the National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Cause and Prevention, Bethesda, MD, USA


Research Scientist, Head of Cell Toxicology Section, Institute of Toxicology GSF-Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit, Neuherberg, Germany (since 2005 Helmholtz Center Munich, German Research Center for Environmental Health)


Teaching positions, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Technische Universität, München


Deputy Director, GSF-Institute of Toxicology


Acting Director, GSF-Institute of Toxicology


Retirement from GSF-Forschungszentrum and Technische Universität, München





Dr. med., Medical Faculty, Free University, Berlin


Dr. med. habil., Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medical Faculty, Technische Universität, München


Appl. Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Technische Universität, München



Memberships in commissions and committees

Commission F (evaluation of drugs in veterinary medicine) of the Federal Health Office, (since 1993)

Guest of the Commission of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for the evaluation of hazardous chemicals at the workplace (1994-1998)

Commission on Animal Protection of the Government Oberbayern (1994-1996)

Advisory boards of journals:
- Toxicology (1986-1990)
- Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology 1991-1998)
- Tobacco Control (1996-2003)




Damon Runyon Memorial Fellowship (1976)

Felix-Wankel Animal Protection Research Prize (1986)

Prix de mérite de la Fondation Internationale Pour la Substitution de
L'Experimentation Animale (1988)

Bundesverdienstkreuz (2001)



Memberships and activities related to smoking and health issues

Chairman of 'Ärztlicher Arbeitskreis Rauchen und Gesundheit e.V.' (since 1991)

Groupe des 'Organisations de Lutte Contre le Tabac', l'Europe contre le cancer', European Commission, Luxemburg (1991-1996)

Member of 'European Network of Smoking Prevention', Brussels (since 1992), member of the board (1996-1997)

Steering Committee of the German 'Koalition gegen das Rauchen', Bonn (since1993), renamed 'Aktionsbündnis Nichtrauchen' (2002)

Kuratorium, Goethe 'Endowment for Non-Smoking', Goethe-Preis für rauchfreie medizinische Fakultäten, Nordhorn (since 1996)

Chairman of 'Aktionsbündnis Nichtrauchen' (since 2003-2009)

Tobacco Working Group, European Commission, Luxemburg (since 2002-2004)

ASPECT Consortium, Contributor to EU-Report: Tobacco or Health in the European Union. Past, Present and Future (2004)

Expert to WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg) (2004)



More than hundred publications in peer-reviewed journals