Translational research

Translational research projects encourage collaborations between basic and clinical research. Their goal is to study cells and their interactions with the environment, and in so doing to provide new impulses for novel therapies and clinical approaches in order to be able to act on the causes of cellular malfunction.  

Financial support for translational cancer research projects is possible thanks to:

"Allocated funds" - These funds are specifically created for each project. They come from private donations and must be used for the predetermined purpose. The Foundation guarantees that donations are used in full to finance the project to which they have been allocated.

“ISREC chairs” - These are created to offer young professors affiliated to the EPFL (School of Life Sciences - ISREC) or to a Swiss University (Faculty of biology or medicine) the opportunity to launch their career in research. They are financed by the fortune of the Foundation.

Translational research - ongoing projects

Transcriptomic and phenotypic profiling of the white blood cells in breast cancer

This "allocated fund” was awarded to Prof. Curzio Rüegg (University of Fribourg) in October 2020 for 2 years.

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Cancer Immunity in Context

This immune oncology chair was awarded to the research group of Prof. Mikaël Pittet (Laboratoire en immuno-oncologie/UNIGE/AGORA) in July 2019 for 10…

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Clinical translation of FLASH therapy

This "allocated fund" derived from a donation of the Biltema Foundation was granted in June 2020 to Prof. Jean Bourhis (CHUV) for two and a half…

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The ISREC Foundation is honored to contribute to the research work in translational oncology performed in the laboratory of Prof. Curzio Rüegg at the…

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Congratulations to the Ludwig Lausanne research teams led by Prof. George Coukos. They have received the prestigious “Team Science Award” of the…

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Congratulations to Prof. Gisou van der Goot from EPFL. In recognition of her contributions to the life sciences, she has been awarded the prestigious…

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Congratulations to Prof. Ping-Chih Ho for the publication of his work in the renowned journal “Nature Immunology”. His study shows that a common…

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