Marcel Tanner

portrait Prof. Marcel Tanner

House of Academies / Laupenstrasse 7
CH-3008 Bern

Mailing Address:

House of Academies, Postfach
CH-3001 Bern

Phone: +41 (0) 61 284 82 87
Phone2: +41 (0) 61 284 81 11
Fax: +41 (0) 61 284 81 05
E-mail: marcel.tanner(at)
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Phone: +41 (0) 61 284 82 87
Phone2: +41 (0) 61 284 81 11
Fax: +41 (0) 61 284 81 05
E-mail: marcel.tanner(at)
URL Institution:

Programs in which Marcel Tanner holds an official function:
a+member2016 -
scnathonorary member2005 -
SCNATpresident2016 -

Additional functions:
Board of Trustees Ifakara Health & Development Centre, Tanzania
Präsident Kommission CSRS der SANW
Chairman INCLEN TRUST 2000-2004, 2010- ongoing
Member AMANET Board
Chair INDEPTH network 2012-2016
Chair DNDi 2007-2017
Chair board SSPH+ 2009-2017

Key Publications of Marcel Tanner (up to ten) :
Publications: Out of 561 peer-reviewed original papers:

Abdulla S, Oberholzer R, Juma O, Kubhoja S, Machera F, Membi C, Omari S, Urassa A, Mshinda H, Jumanne A, Salim N, Shomari M, Aebi T, Schellenberg DM, Carter T, Villafana T, Demoitie MA, Dubois MC, Leach A, Lievens M, Vekemans J, Cohen J, Ballou WR & Tanner M (2008) Safety and immunogenicity of RTS,S/AS02D malaria vaccine in infants. N Engl J Med 359, 2533-2544.

Bergquist R & Tanner M (2010) Controlling schistosomiasis in Southeast Asia: a tale of two countries. Adv Parasitol 72, 109-144.

Alonso PL, Brown G, Arevalo-Herrera M, Binka F, Chitnis C, Collins F., Doumbo O., Greenwood B., Hall BF., Levine M., Mendis K., Newmann R., Plowe Ch., Rodriquez MH., Sinden R., Slutsker L., and Tanner M. (2011) A Research Agenda to Underpin Malaria Eradication. PLoS Med 8(1): e1000406.

The RTS SCTP (2011) First results of phase 3 trial of RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine in african children. N Engl J Med 365, 1863-1875.

Smith T, Ross A, Maire N, Chitnis N, Studer A, Hardy D, Brooks A, Penny M & Tanner M (2012) Ensemble modeling of the likely public health impact of a pre-erythrocytic malaria vaccine. PLoS Medicine 9, e1001157.

The RTS,S Clinical Trials Partnership (2012) A phase 3 trial of RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine in African infants. N Engl J Med 367, 2284-2295.

Expertise of Marcel Tanner:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeResearch Interface / Management
Process Studies
Vulnerability to Change
Mitigation of Change
Topic BiospherePlants
Topic Integrated SystemsNutrient Cycle / Food Chain
Life Cycle
Topic EcosystemsTerrestrial Ecosystems
Topic Economy/ResourceUseEconomy / Resource Use
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery
Food Security
Trade / Globalisation
Land Cover / Land Use / Landscape
Topic TechnologyTechnology
Topic Politics/LawPolitics / Law
Regionalization / Globalization
Topic SocietyPerception / Behaviour / Attitudes
Topic Culture/HistoryEthics / Cultural Values
Topic HealthInfectious / Vector Borne Disease
Topic SustainabilityEcological Sustainability
Social Sustainability
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementRisk Assessment / Forecasting
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleGlobal / Hemispheric
Local / Community
Time FramePast
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusMean Change / Trends
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Collection - Interviews, Questionnaires
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Data Analysis
Literature Study
Policy Analysis and Formation
Applied Research / Technology
Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building

Specialties of Marcel Tanner:
Control of communicable diseases - particularly malaria, schistosomiasis, health systems research, health planning, public health

Last update: 5/23/18
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