Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Bern, Bern region
Web: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) external link
Location: Bern
Affiliation : State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

The SNF is the largest Swiss foundation promoting scientific research.

Mathematics Oct 5
Mathilde Bouvel, a researcher at the University of Zurich's Institute of Mathematics, is the winner of the 2017 Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize. The Frenchwoman, who has two young children, is being rewarded for her work in combinatorics.
Life Sciences Oct 2
Life Sciences

Researchers funded by the SNSF have discovered a biological clock at work in our muscle cells. It could be a factor in regulating our metabolism and play a role in diabetes.

Life Sciences Sep 18
Life Sciences

Congenital hyperinsulinism is a serious yet poorly understood condition. Research funded by the SNSF has discovered how it is caused by a genetic mutation.

Medicine Aug 3

In their final year of life, on average men cause more healthcare costs than women. Dying is more expensive in the Frenchand Italian-speaking parts of Switzerland than in the German-speaking part.

Law Sep 28

Researchers supported by the SNSF have set up a free and accessible integrated database of legal cases involving international economic law.

Social Sciences Aug 28
Social Sciences

Children in the German-speaking part of Switzerland who utilise extended education offerings in the first two years of primary school generally perform no better in school than other children, an SNSF-funded project has found.

Life Sciences Jul 18
Life Sciences

Researchers funded by the SNSF have discovered mutations that worsen respiratory infections among children.

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