Chair of Pediatrics and Medical Director at the University Children’s Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, Prof Frey is a long-established researcher in pediatric pulmonology, particularly in the field of asthma and developmental physiology. After completing his MD in Pediatrics at the University of Bern, he conducted postgraduate study in the US and the UK, including a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Leicester. He leads a birth cohort study investigating genetic and environmental influences on infant lung development and is also interested in the mathematical modelling of complex airway disease. He is the recipient of several research grants and awards, including the ERS Romain Pauwels Asthma Research Fund award.
From 2014 to 2016, he was president of the division of Biology and Medicine at the Swiss National Science Foundation. Since 2015, he has been a member of the Fleischner Society (Society for Thoracic Imaging and Diagnosis, USA). A list of publications can be found online at: http://publicationslist.org/urs.frey
Prof Frey is married and has two children.