Ewald Weibel

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Ewald R. Weibel

Ewald R. Weibel HonFRMS (born 5 March 1929) is a Swiss biologist and former director of the Institute of Anatomy at the University of Bern. He was one of the first scientists to describe the endothelial organelles Weibel-Palade bodies, which are named after him and his Romanian American colleague George Emil Palade.[1]

Weibel was awarded the Marcel Benoist Prize in 1974.[2] In 1981, Weibel became a foreign member of the United States National Academy of Sciences.[3] In 2000, Weibel was elected as a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[4]


  1. ^ Weibel ER, Palade GE (October 1964). "New cytoplasmic components in arterial endothelia". J. Cell Biol. 23 (1): 101–12. doi:10.1083/jcb.23.1.101. PMC 2106503. PMID 14228505.
  2. ^ "Marcel Benoist Prize: past laureates". Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Curriculum Vitae Prof. Ewald R. Weibel" (PDF). Leopoldina Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften (in German). Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Professor Ewald Rudolf Weibel". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 31 October 2017.