The Foundation is composed of:


The Foundation Council is the highest managing authority of the Foundation. It allocates resources, appoints its members as well as those of the Scientific Board, of the Management and of the Financial Auditors. Moreover, it approves the annual budget and the Foundation accounts.



Mrs. Catherine Labouchère
Jurist / Lawyer, Delegate of the Canton of Vaud parliament



Mr. Yves Henri Bonzon
Head Investment Management Julius Bär / CIO and member of the Executive Board

Prof. Franco Cavalli
Representative of the Scientific Board, Scientific Director, IOSI (Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana, Bellinzona)

Prof. Pierre-Marie Glauser
Lawyer and professor of tax law at the UNIL (University of Lausanne), Associate at Abels Oberson SA

Prof. Pierre-François Leyvraz
General Director, CHUV (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois)

Prof. Philippe Moreillon
Vice-rector, UNIL (University of Lausanne)

Dr Thomas W. Paulsen
CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Head of Finance and Risk Division, Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, Lausanne

Mrs. Béatrice Schaad
Director of the Communications Department, CHUV (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois)

Prof. Didier Trono
Full Professor, GHI (Global Health Institute),EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

Prof. Thomas Zeltner
Former Director Federal Office for Public Health


Honorary presidents

Dr. Rodolphe Stadler†, appointed in 1972

Mr. Jean-Jacques Cevey†, appointed in 2002

Prof. Georges Muller, appointed in 2005

Mr. Yves J. Paternot†, appointed in 2016


Honorary members

Henri Isliker†, appointed in 2000


The scientific Board is composed of experts of international renown in various fields of cancer research.



Prof. Franco Cavalli
Scientific Director, IOSI (Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana)




Fabrice André MD, PhD
Research director, head of INSERM Unit U981 (Institut National des Sciences et de la Recherche Médicale), associate professor, Department of Medical Oncology, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France

Prof. Michael N. Hall
Professor at the Biozentrum, University of Basel

Prof. Peter Johnson MA, MD, FRCP
Professor of medical oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK

Prof. Dr. Anne Müller
Associate professor of experimental medicine, Institute for Molecular Cancer Research, University of Zurich



With the help of Scientific Board, the Management selects the research projects to be supported and addresses its opinion to the Foundation Council. It develops and proposes a strategy of fundraising and assumes the tasks allotted by the regulations of the Foundation.

Prof. Francis-Luc Perret

Mrs. Aylin Niederberger
General secretary


The financial auditors, whose tasks are allotted by law, are nominated by the Foundation Council. They are elected for one year. The 2015 mandate was entrusted to Ernst & Young SA, Swiss Fiduciary and Audit Company recognized by the Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants.

Fiscal status

The ISREC Foundation is recognized as an institution of public utility and is subject to supervision by the Swiss federal government. It is entitled to tax exemptions on successions and donations.




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