Prof Edgar Delgado-Eckert
University of Basel
Prof Edgar Delgado-Eckert is an adjunct professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Basel and a research group leader at University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB). His work is devoted to scientific research and also to teaching and mentoring students and postdoctoral researchers.
Prof Delgado-Eckert’s research interests revolve around applications of mathematical modelling, computer simulation and statistical analysis to biological and biomedical problems. He has used such computational approaches in order to study fundamental problems in the fields of virology, immunology and epidemiology, and he has also worked on questions concerning human (patho-)physiology with potential clinical implications, particularly in the field of respiratory medicine.
Prof Delgado-Eckert began his career at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, where he completed a master’s degree in mathematics with a minor in physics. He then moved to the USA, where he conducted his PhD research at Virginia Tech and the Tufts University Medical School in Boston. After completing his PhD, he became a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) at ETH Zurich. He was then awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship from the European Commission.