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. Philippe Eckert
General Director, CHUV (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois)

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

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

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

Prof. Andreas Tobler
Former medical director of the Inselspital in Bern and the Insel Gruppe AG, member of the board of the University Hospital Zurich


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


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)

Latest Awards

2013 ESMO-Award for Lifetime Achievement

2013 Henry Kaplan Award

2008 Swiss Cancer League Award

2006 Man of the Year Award for Societal Merits

2005 Montaigne Award of the Toepfer Foundation

2004 Paul Carbon Award INCTR

2001 Waldmann Award of the University of Nebraska



Fabrice André MD, PhD

Specialist in the field of breast cancer and novel drugs

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

Latest Awards

2011 Georges Mathé ESMO Award

2006 “Career Development” ASCO Award

2002 Young Investigator ASCO Award


Prof. Michael N. Hall

Specialist in fundamental research and biochemistry

Professor at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland

Latest Awards

2017 Albert-Lasker Award, Fundamental Research

2012 Marcel Benoist Award

2009 Louis-Jeantet Award for Medicine

2003 Cloëtta Award for Biomedical Research


Prof. Peter Johnson MA, MD, FRCP

Specialist in the field of lymphoma and immunotherapy

Professor of medical oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK

Latest Award

2016 Queen Elizabeth CBE Award


Prof. Dr. Anne Müller

Specialist in the field of immunobiology

Associate professor of experimental medicine, Institute for Molecular Cancer Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Latest Awards

2012 Georg Friedrich Götz Award

2001 Dissertation Award Hygiene & Microbiology

2001 Otto Hahn Junior Scientist Award



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
Managing Director


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.


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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