GLOPID-R

The Swiss National Science Foundation Joins GloPID-R

GloPID-R is delighted to announce that the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has become an official member of the network. With the addition of this important institution, GloPID-R now has 29 members, strengthening its capacity to prepare and respond to infectious disease outbreaks across the Globe.

Prof. Matthias Egger, President of the National Research Council of the SNSF
Prof. Matthias Egger, President of the National Research Council of the SNSF

The SNSF will be represented by its president, Prof. Matthias Egger. Since its beginnings in 1952, the SNSF’s stated aims have been to promote scientific excellence through high-quality standards in research funding, reliability and independence. Their priorities include promoting and disseminating research through investment in researchers and their ideas in order to create knowledge that is “valuable to society, the economy and politics”. The SNSF is particularly attentive to the promotion of young researchers.

Prof. Egger stated: “If there was ever a time to prove the importance of international scientific collaboration, it is now. Funding and research institutions need to share, without barriers, all their information and findings to fight the current global threat and those yet to come. Working together within the GloPID-R network, across continents and with a holistic approach, will help everyone”.

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The GloPID-R Secretariat is a project which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 874667.