Gian Marco De Marchis

PD Dr. med.
Gian Marco De Marchis

Deputy Head Stroke Unit, Neurology & Stroke Center
Attending Physician, Neurology & Stroke Center

University Hospital Basel

Phone +41 61 328 73 02



Research Focus


Area of Research

Acute cerebrovascular diseases and their management. Secondary Prevention of Stroke: dyslipidemia, ideal time to start anticoagulant therapy after a stroke. Cohort studies on novel blood markers. Copeptin as first blood marker for prognosis after stroke and TIA. Causes of stroke patients' delayed arrival. Safety and effectiveness of fast-track vs. open-end hospitalizations.

Approved Research Projects

  • Serum Neurofilaments Light Chain in Acute Ischemic Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (cohort study).
  • Endovascular Treatment versus Best Medical Treatment for Ischemic Stroke with Large Vessel Occlusion in the 6–24 Hour Window among Non- DAWN-Non-DEFUSE Patients (Study based on the Swiss Stroke Registry)


National Collaborations

  • Biomarker Signature of Stroke Aetiology Study: The BIOSIGNAL-Study (NCT02274727)
  • Midregion Proatrial Natriuretic Peptide to Guide Secondary Stroke Prevention (ongoing, steering committee member, NCT03961334)

International Collaborations

  • Tenecteplase in Wake-Up Stroke Trial (ongoing, steering committee member, NCT03181360)
  • PACIFIC-STROKE (ongoing, steering committee member, NCT04304508)

Ongoing Research Projects

Apolipoprotein (B) and Lipoprotein(a) in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke 

Research Team

Tolga Dittrich
Dr. med. Tolga Daniel Dittrich

PhD Student

Phone +41 61 328 63 86

Liliane Kriemler
Liliane Kriemler, BSc

Doctoral student

Phone +41 61 265 35 64