Monica Gotta, Professor in the Medicine Faculty at the University of Geneva and PI of the NCCR Chemical Biology, has been elected as new member of the SNSF Research Council, in the Biology and Medicine division. Composed of a maximum of 100 leading researchers, the Research Council evaluates project proposals submitted by researchers in Switzerland and selects the best ones for funding.
New members are elected by the Executive Committee of the Foundation Council of the SNSF. The new member of the Presiding Board is Andreas Mayer, University of Lausanne, president of the Specialised Committee Interdisciplinary Research. He will chair the Specialised Committee Interdisciplinary Research of the SNSF National Research Council as of October 2021.
The new members of the Research Council
Humanities and Social Sciences division
Simona Pekarek Doehler, University of Neuchâtel, for linguistics with a focus on Romance languages
Wassilis Kassis, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, for educational studies
Biology and Medicine division
Monica Gotta, University of Geneva, for genetics and developmental biology
Mohamed Bentires-Alj, University of Basel, for experimental cancer research
Eleni Chatzi, ETH Zurich, for engineering sciences