Ethics Committee for Animal Experimentation


The Ethics Committee for Animal Experimentation (ECAE) is a body jointly operated by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) and the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT).
The ECAE serves as an expert and advisory body in the area of animal experimentation, with members drawn from various disciplines – basic research, veterinary medicine, animal welfare, law and ethics. The responsibilities of the ECAE include the preparation of opinions on fundamental issues in animal experimentation and the examination of legal regulations.


- Prof. Hanno Würbel, Division of Animal Welfare, VetSuisse-Fakultät Bern (chair)
- Dr. Beatrice Roth, Animal Protection of Zurich, Zurich (vice chair)

- lic. theol., Dipl.-Biol. Sibylle Ackermann Birbaum, SAMW, Bern (ex officio)
- PD Dr. Alessandra Bergadano, Head of Comparative Medicine Roche, Basel
- PD Dr. Birgit Ledermann, Corporate Animal Welfare Officer, Novartis (Corporate Animal
Welfare Officer), Basel
- Prof. Christian Lüscher, Departement of Basic Neurosciences, University of Geneva
- Prof. Susanne Ulbrich, Institute of Agriculture Sciences, ETH Zürich

Members of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

Centres of Excellence

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
House of Academies
Laupenstrasse 7
P.O. Box
3001 Bern

Phone +41 (0)31 306 92 20