on August 17, 2006
The IRB receives funding from the Swiss Confederation based on article 16 of the Law on Research that regulates granting public funds to private institutes. As part of the request for increased support for the next funding period (2008-2011), the IRB welcomed the Swiss Science and Technology Office for an inspection on the 28th of August.
The Swiss Science and Technology Council, SSTC, is the consultative body of the Federal Council in all matters dealing with science policy.As a spokesman for the scientific community, the SSTC formulates recommendations for the Federal Council and suggests appropriate measures to carry them out. It also comments, at its own initiative or on behalf of the Federal Council, the DHA and the DEA, on specific projects and problems.The SSTC works with two associated study centres, the CEST and TA-SWISS, in developing and reviewing the basics of a national science policy.
The SSTC is made up of key people from the education, research and innovation sectors who have been nominated by the Federal Council.The president of the council is Prof.Dr. Med. Susanne Suter who led the delegation to the IRB with Dr. Max Salm, Scientific Advisor.
Prof. Dr. Susanne Suter
After a presentation of the institue by Professor Giorgio Noseda and Professor Antonio Lanzavecchia, the two most recent Group Leaders,Professor Jeremy Luban and Professor Marcus Manz gave presentations of their ongoing research programs. The initial feedback of the inspection was extremely positive.The SSTC will prepare it’s recommendation in the coming weeks.
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