Bettina Winzeler

PD Dr. med.
Bettina Winzeler

Senior Physician
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

University Hospital Basel

Phone +41 61 556 50 75



Research Focus

Endocrinology, Metabolism & Developmental Disorders

Area of Research

Neuroendocrinology, Gut-Brain-Axis, Reward system, Neuroendocrine tumours, Genetic endocrine diseases

Approved Research Projects

  • 2020 SNF Ambizione, “Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues: a new way to quit smoking?“
  • 2019 Goldschmidt-Jacobson Stiftung “From bench to bedside, “Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues: a new way to quit smoking?
  • 2018 Gottfried und Julia Bangerter-Rhyner Stiftung, “Somatic mutational landscape of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma”
  • 2016 Forschungsfonds Nachwuchsforschende, University of Basel


National Collaborations
- David Coynel PhD, Division of Cognitive Neuroscience and Transfaculty Research Platform, University of Basel

International Collaborations
- Dr. Ruth Casey, Endocrinology and Medical Genetics, Cambridge University

Ongoing Research Projects

  • GOLD-Study: Effects of GLP-1 analogues on fluid intake in primary polydipsia

  • SKIP-Study: Smoking cessation facilitated with glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues
  • DESIRE-Study: Effects of GLP-1 analogues on sexuality: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial 

Research Team

Dr. med. Sophia Lengsfeld

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 556 50 73

Tanja Vukajlovic

Research Fellow

Phone +41 61 328 55 23

Johannes Kliebhan

Research Fellow

Phone +6 328 45 87

Hüseyin Cihan

PhD student

Phone +61 328 60 73

Cyrill Müller

Research Fellow

Phone +61 328 54 12