Gian Marco De Marchis

PD Gian Marco
De Marchis, MD

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

[Translate to English:] 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