Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

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.

Life Sciences Jan 3
Life Sciences
Researchers have succeeded in using X-rays to minutely observe a photosynthesis reaction and produce a movie of the event. The findings will aid understanding of similar processes in the human eye. Plants and algae are not alone in undergoing photosynthesis.
History Nov 28

The National Latsis Prize 2016 has been awarded to Alexander Keese for his research into ethnicity, forced labour and political transitions in west and central Africa.

Medicine Nov 17
Medicine

The SNSF is launching the National Research Programme "Antimicrobial Resistance", which aims to develop new solutions to ensure that antibiotics remain effective.

Environment Oct 19
Environment

Wood has a largely favourable environmental effect. A study of the National Research Programme "Resource Wood" recommends using wood more widely as a source of energy and as a building material.

Business Nov 18
Business

For the first time, a study has developed scenarios for restructuring transitioning Switzerland's scientific publication system towards Open Access (OA).

Event Nov 16
Event

The Swiss National Science Foundation is launching a competition for scientific images and videos.

Medicine Oct 10
Medicine

The SNSF is providing funding for University Children's Hospital Zurich's scientific review of the treatment of children with differences of sex development (DSD children).