Prof. Dr. Helena Jenzer


Prof. Dr. Helena Jenzer Dozentin

  • Präsenzzeit Dienstag
  • Adresse Berner Fachhochschule
    Fachbereich Ernährung und Diätetik
    Finkenhubelweg 11
    3012 Bern


  • Hospital Pharmacist FPH, active at the interface of nutrition and pharmacology / biochemistry / pathobiochemistry

  • 50% activity at BFH, 50% actiity at Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich (PUK ZH) as chief-pharmacist

  • Helena Jenzer (Dr. pharm., PhD, PharmD, Hospital Pharmacist FPH) / Chief Pharmacist / Chair Drug and Therapeutics Committee - University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich PUK ZH,

  • Member of the Scientific Committee EAHP, Pharmaceutical biochemistry, Coping medicines shortages (featuring Chair of COST Action CA15105), Pharmaceutical manufacturing, analytics (quality control), and quality management (quality assurance), Development of an electronic browser-driven Quality Manual

  • Programme stakeholder for EAHP Academy Seminars

  • Medical / Pharmaceutical Nutrition and Malnutrition, Nutrition for special patient groups, Wound patients, Malnourished patients, Patients suffering from swallowing diseases (dysphagia), Nutrition and foodstuff development for special medical purposes, Texture modification for dysphagia patients

  • Nutrigenomics

  • Inter- and multi-disciplinary Management, Moderation, Mediation and Task Shifting (Medicines shortages (COST Action CA15105, Main Proposer and Past-Chair), Interaction screening (COST Action FA1403 POSITIVe))

  • Fundings: 2016-2020 - 600’000 CHF estimated from COST Action CA15105 (COST Association, Brussels), 2016-2019 - 200’000 CHF from Supply Chain Fine-tuning (SNF / COST CH), 2014-2016 - 20'000 CHF from Food-Drug Interactions (Gebauer Foundation), 2014-2015 - 10'000 CHF from Dysphagia Diagnostics (SFR)


  • see chapter "Profil"

  • see chapter "Profil"


  • 2014 Diploma “University Didactics”
    2006 University of Bern, Certificate “Inter- and Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Public Health” (Modules: 1995 Economy, 1995 Legislation, 1996 Data Protection, 1997 Politics and Policies, 1997 Management, 1999 Mediation, 2000 Ethics, 2001 Financial Management, 2002 Human Resources’ Management, 2003 Negotiations at the Round Table, 2004 Knowledge Management)
    2001 Diploma specialisation as a « Hospital Pharmacist FPH »
    1984-1987 Thesis in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinic of Internal Medicine, Inselspital Bern, Department Endocrinology, Degree of Doctor of Pharmacy (PhD)
    1981-1984 University of Bern, School of Pharmacy, Diploma of the Swiss Confederation as a pharmacist (corresponding to PharmD)
    1980-1981 University of Bern, Certificate of Bachelor of Pharmacy (Junior fellowships at the Cantonal Hospital Pharmacy (9 months) and at the retail Pharmacy Paulus at Luzern (9 months))
    1978-1980 University of Fribourg, Certificate of Natural Sciences for Pharmacists
  • 2016-date Chief Pharmacist, Qualified Person, 50% FTE University Hospital of Psychiatry PUK Zürich, Internal Medicine Services, Hospital Pharmacy
  • 2011-date Lecturer / Past Head aR&D Nutrition and Dietetics Professor’s degree, up to November 2016 100% as Head, from 2016 50% FTE, from January 2018 as Senior Researcher Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • 2007-2010 Head Manufacturing Section Inselspital - Bern University Hospital, Department DOLS, Institute for Hospital Pharmacy
  • 2007 Deputy Qualified Person and Fachtechnische Leiterin Octapharma Ag and Octapharma Schweiz Handels AG
  • 1996-2006 Head Hospital Pharmacist / Chief Pharmacist Hôpital cantonal Fribourg
  • 1989-1996 Deputy Chief Pharmacist Pharmacy Inselspital Bern (Dr. H.R.Widmer)
  • 1987-1996 Hospital Pharmacist, resident, Head of Analytical Department Pharmacy Inselspital Bern (Dr. H.R. Widmer)
  • 1984-1987 cand. PhD, Thesis (« Molecular mechanisms and side reactions of thyroid hormone biosynthesis ») Clinic of Internal Medicine, Inselspital Bern, Departement Endocrinology (Prof. Dr. H. Studer & Dr. H. Kohler)


  • Medicines Shortages - Negotiations between stakeholders of the supply chain and approaches to agreement

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  • Teamwork in alliances: public hospitals, nursing homes and public institutions

  • Membership in councils and task forces (e.g. Blood donation Trust)

  • European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (

  • European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (

  • European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

  • Swiss Food Research (

  • The Society of Free Radical Research (

  • Society for Redox Biology and Medicine (formerly “Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine” and “The Oxygen Society”) (

  • The Nitric Oxide Society (

  • Gesellschaft schweizerischer Amts- und Spitalapotheker (

  • Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft (

  • Schweizerischer Apothekerverband / pharmaSuisse (

  • Schweiz. Gesellschaft für Wundbehandlung (

  • Gesellschaft für Klinische Ernährung der Schweiz (;

  • 2017-2019 Main Expert “Berufsmatura” (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Canton Bern

  • 2016-2018 Chair COST Action CA 15105 on Medicines Shortages 2014-2015

  • 2014-2015 Main Proposer COST Action CA 15105 on Medicines Shortages

  • 2014-2018 Deputy Delegate to MC COST Action FA1403

  • 2009-2020 Member of the Scientific Committee of the EAHP

  • 2005-2009 Member of the Scientific Advisory Group of the EAHP

  • 1988-2008 Member of working group „Analytics“ GSASA (including implementation of the GSASA Clearing Centre for contested drugs)

  • 1994-2006 Delegate GSASA to the SCS

  • 1996-2006 Delegate of the Hospital Pharmacy to various committees

  • 1996-2006 Member of the Foundation Council of SRT-CRS

  • 2001-2005 Advisory Board Thrombosis (Sanofi-Synthelabo / GlaxoSmithKline)

  • 2003-2004 Member of the Committee « Lernzielkatalog zum Weiterbildungsprogramm FPH in Spitalpharmazie »

  • 1997-2001 Chief administration officer of GSASA

  • 1993-1996 Presidency of the project « Drug Management am Inselspital »

  • 1991-1992 Delegate GSASA to the ASN

  • 1987-1991 Head of working group „Information Technology“ GSASA

Betreute Arbeiten

  • Lerond Clara.



  • Leuenberger Nadia

    Personalised nutrition for professional Swiss athletes


  • Issa Cynthia

    Evaluation of nutrigenetic’s added value when integrated in the Swiss dietetic clinical practice for weight management


Sprachen- und Länderkenntnisse

  • Deutsch
  • Englisch
  • Französisch
  • Italienisch
  • Lateinisch