SNSF Research Council: nine new members elected

The Executive Committee of the SNSF Foundation Council has elected nine new research councillors.

The National Research Council is responsible for evaluating research proposals and making funding decisions. It can have up to 100 members, all of whom are leading researchers in their field. The new members are:

Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences division

  • Thomas Südmeyer, University of Neuchâtel, for experimental physics (takes up office on 1 October 2018)

He replaces Ursula Keller (experimental physics).

Biology and Medicine division

  • Laurent Excoffier, University of Bern, for computational biology (takes up office on 1 October 2018)
  • Hanna Kokko, University of Zurich, for evolution, behavioural biology and ecology (takes up office on 1 October 2018)
  • Federica Sallusto, USI and ETH Zurich, for molecular and cellular immunology (takes up office on 1 October 2018)
  • Melanie Blokesch, EPF Lausanne, for microbiology (takes up office on 1 April 2019)
  • Olivier Devuyst, University of Zurich, for metabolism and molecular physiology (takes up office on 1 October 2018)
  • Oliver Mühlemann, University of Bern, for molecular genetics (takes up office on 1 October 2018)

They replace Sebastian Bonhoeffer (bioinformatics), Laurent Keller (evolution, behavioural biology and ecology), Walter Reith (molecular and cellular immunology), Dominique Soldati-Favre (microbiology), Markus Stoffel (metabolism and molecular physiology) und Didier Trono (molecular genetics).

Programmes division

  • Gudela Grote, ETH Zurich, for psychology (takes up office on 1 January 2019)
  • Stuart Lane, University of Lausanne, for environmental sciences (takes up office on
    1 January 2019)

They replace the outgoing members Alexander Grob (psychology) and Stefanie Hellweg (environmental engineering).

National Research Council of the SNSF