Prof. Dr. med. Matthias R. Baumgartner,

Matthias R. Baumgartner studied medicine at the University of Basel and graduated in 1992. He then completed the postgraduate course in experimental medicine and biology at the University of Zurich and the Biozentrum of the University of Basel.

After completing his training as a pediatrician at the University Children's Hospital of Basel (UKBB) and at the Hôpital Necker - Enfants Malades in Paris, Prof. Baumgartner went to the USA in 1999, where he worked as a Postdoctoral and Clinical Fellow at the Mc Kusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. In 2001, he returned to Switzerland as Senior Physician for Metabolic Diseases, first at the UKBB, and from 2003 at the University Children's Hospital Zurich. In 2008, he was appointed Professor of Metabolic Diseases at the University of Zurich.

Prof. Baumgartner heads the Department of Metabolic Diseases, is Medical Director of Newborn Screening Switzerland, Director of the Research Center for the Child since 2017, and Director Research & Teaching and Member of the Executive Board at the Children's Hospital Zurich since 2020.

He is an internationally known metabolic paediatrician and scientist with a main research interest in disorders of intracellular cobalamin metabolism including the homocystinurias and methylmalonic acidurias; he is a steering committee member of the European networks and registries for Homocystinurias and remethylation disorders (E-HOD, www.e-hod.org) and Intoxication type Metabolic Diseases (E-IMD, www.e-imd.org) and an editor of the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease.