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

Development of a novel B cell-based vaccine for metastatic solid cancers

This allocated fund for immunotherapies was awarded in September 2020 to the research group of Prof. Lana Kandalaft (Oncology Department UNIL/CHUV)…

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Immunology of brain tumors

This professorship was awarded to the research group of Prof. Denis Migliorini (Laboratoire d’immunologie des tumeurs/UNIGE/AGORA) in December 2019…

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Deciphering Tumorigenesis Driven by Replication-Associated DNA Damage

This « Allocated Fund in Genetics and Genomics » was granted in January 2019 to Prof. Massimo Lopes (University of Zurich) and to Prof. Achim Weber…

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News & Events

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Congratulations to Prof. Susan M. Gasser, scientific director of the ISREC Foundation, who was awarded an honorary doctorate title by the University…

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Congratulations to Prof. Mikaël Pittet: his publication entitled “Tumor-Infiltrating Dendritic Cell States Are Conserved Across Solid Human Cancers”…

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Congratulations to Prof. Ping-Chih Ho (holder of the ISREC Foundation Translational Oncology Chair from 2015 to 2020) and his colleague Giusy Di Conza…

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Prof. Michael Hall has been a member of the ISREC Foundation’s Scientific Board since June 2016. He has recently been awarded the Prix Mondial Nessim…

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