Post-Doctoral Fellow
+41 61 267 02 51
+41 61 325 51 02
Office 1
Birmannsgasse 8
3rd flor office 327
4055 Basel

Office 2
Psychiatric University Clinics (UPK)
Zentralgebäude / TMS Lab
Wilhelm Klein-Strasse 27


  • 1: Schicktanz N, Fastenrath M, Milnik A, Spalek K, Auschra B, Nyffeler T, Papassotiropoulos A, de Quervain DJ, Schwegler K. Continuous Theta Burst Stimulation over the Left Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Decreases Medium Load Working Memory Performance in Healthy Humans. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 17;10(3):e0120640. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120640. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 25781012; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4364010.
  • 2: Schicktanz N, Schwegler K, Fastenrath M, Spalek K, Milnik A, Papassotiropoulos A, Nyffeler T, de Quervain DJ. Motor threshold predicts working memory performance in healthy humans. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2014 Jan;1(1):69-73. doi: 10.1002/acn3.22. Epub 2013 Dec 6. PubMed PMID: 25356384; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4207507.
  • 3: Jenewein J, Moergeli H, Sprott H, Honegger D, Brunner L, Ettlin D, Grillon C, Bloch K, Brügger M, Schwegler K, Schumacher S, Hasler G. Fear-learning deficits in subjects with fibromyalgia syndrome? Eur J Pain. 2013 Oct;17(9):1374-84. doi: 10.1002/j.1532-2149.2013.00300.x. Epub 2013 Mar 7. PubMed PMID: 23468076; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3929307.
  • 4: Faulenbach M, Uthoff H, Schwegler K, Spinas GA, Schmid C, Wiesli P. Effect of psychological stress on glucose control in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Diabet Med. 2012 Jan;29(1):128-31. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2011.03431.x. PubMed PMID: 21883440.
  • 5: Göetzmann L, Schwegler K. On the formation of figurative representations: An integrative psychoanalytic-neurobiological framework. Bull Menninger Clin. 2010 Summer;74(3):187-205. doi: 10.1521/bumc.2010.74.3.187. PubMed PMID: 20925483.
  • 6: Schwegler K, Ettlin D, Buser I, Klaghofer R, Goetzmann L, Buddeberg C, Alon E, Brügger M, de Quervain DJ. Cortisol reduces recall of explicit contextual pain memory in healthy young men. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2010 Sep;35(8):1270-3. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2010.02.011. Epub 2010 Mar 7. PubMed PMID: 20211530.
  • 7: Goetzmann L, Irani S, Schwegler K, Stamm M, Bricman R, Buddeberg C, Schmid C, Benden C, Klaghofer R, Boehler A. Distress and alexithymia in lung recipients - psychosocial strains and associations with chronic allograft dysfunction. Swiss Med Wkly. 2010 Jun 26;140(25-26):382-7. doi: smw-12770. PubMed PMID: 20175005.
  • 8: Goetzmann L, Irani S, Schwegler K, Stamm M, Spindler A, Bricman R, Buddeberg C, Schmid C, Boehler A, Klaghofer R. Lung function, sociodemographic characteristics, and psychological reaction to transplant associated with chronic stress among lung recipients. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2010;23(2):213-33. doi: 10.1080/10615800903038882. PubMed PMID: 19544103.
  • 9: Goetzmann L, Irani S, Moser KS, Schwegler K, Stamm M, Spindler A, Buddeberg C, Schmid C, Boehler A, Klaghofer R. Psychological processing of transplantation in lung recipients: a quantitative study of organ integration and the relationship to the donor. Br J Health Psychol. 2009 Nov;14(Pt 4):667-80. doi: 10.1348/135910708X399447. Epub 2009 Jan 24. PubMed PMID: 19171083.
  • 10: Goetzmann L, Sarac N, Ambühl P, Boehler A, Irani S, Muellhaupt B, Noll G, Schleuniger M, Schwegler K, Buddeberg C, Klaghofer R. Psychological response and quality of life after transplantation: a comparison between heart, lung, liver and kidney recipients. Swiss Med Wkly. 2008 Aug 23;138(33-34):477-83. doi: 2008/33/smw-12160. PubMed PMID: 18726733.
  • 11: Klaghofer R, Sarac N, Schwegler K, Schleuniger M, Noll G, Muellhaupt B, Ambuehl P, Boehler A, Irani S, Buddeberg C, Goetzmann L. [Questionnaire on emotional response after organ transplantation: German validation of the Transplant Effect Questionnaire (TxEQ-D)]. Z Psychosom Med Psychother. 2008;54(2):174-88. German. PubMed PMID: 18510834.
  • 12: Béchir M, Schwegler K, Chenevard R, Binggeli C, Caduff C, Büchi S, Buddeberg C, Lüscher TF, Noll G. Anxiolytic therapy with alprazolam increases muscle sympathetic activity in patients with panic disorders. Auton Neurosci. 2007 Jul 31;134(1-2):69-73. Epub 2007 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 17363337.
  • 13: Schwegler K, Klaghofer R, Nirkko AC, Mathis J, Hersberger KE, Bloch KE. Sleep and wakefulness disturbances in Swiss pharmacy customers. Swiss Med Wkly. 2006 Mar 4;136(9-10):149-54. PubMed PMID: 16633960.
  • 14: Hersberger KE, Renggli VP, Nirkko AC, Mathis J, Schwegler K, Bloch KE. Screening for sleep disorders in community pharmacies--evaluation of a campaign in Switzerland. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2006 Feb;31(1):35-41. PubMed PMID: 16476118.
  • 15: Wiesli P, Schmid C, Kerwer O, Nigg-Koch C, Klaghofer R, Seifert B, Spinas GA, Schwegler K. Acute psychological stress affects glucose concentrations in patients with type 1 diabetes following food intake but not in the fasting state. Diabetes Care. 2005 Aug;28(8):1910-5. PubMed PMID: 16043731.
  • 16: Goetzmann L, Schwegler K. Semiotic aspects of the countertransference: some observations on the concepts of the 'immediate object' and the 'interpretant' in the work of Charles S. Peirce. Int J Psychoanal. 2004 Dec;85(Pt 6):1423-38. PubMed PMID: 15801516.