Dr. Stephan Baumgartner, sc. nat.


  • Developer of experimental methods for studying CAM pharmaceutical methods (focusing on homeopathy and Anthroposophic Medicine)
  • Systematic reviews in the field of basic research of potentized preparations
  • Lecturer and seminar leader for medical and pharmacy students, and further education trainer for doctors, pharmacists and medical practitioners

Born in München in 1965. 1984 –1990 studying physics, mathematics, and astronomy at the University of Basel. 1995 doctoral degree in environmental sciences at ETH Zürich. Since 1993 research fellow at the Department for Fundamental Research at the Institute Hiscia, Verein für Krebsforschung (association for cancer research), Arlesheim, and since 1996 at the Institute of Complementary Medicine IKOM (formerly KIKOM) at the University of Bern. Since 2011 research fellow at the Institute for Integrative Medicine at the University Witten-Herdecke, 2013 habilitation.

Research focus: Development of experimental methods for studying pharmaceutical processes in complementary medicine (with a focus on homeopathic and anthroposophic methods of potensisation); systematic basic research reviews of potentised substances.

Teaching: Lectures and seminars for students of medicine and pharmacy; further education events for physicians, pharmacists and naturopaths; supervision of Master theses and dissertations; organization of conferences.

Associations: Member of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German society for physics) DPG and the Scientific Society for Homeopathy WissHom. Founding member of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research ISCMR and the Verband für Anthroposophisch Erweiterte Pharmazie in der Schweiz (association for anthroposophically enhanced pharmacy in Switzerland) VAEPS. Currently president of the International Research Group on Very Low Dose and High Dilution Effects GIRI.