National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR)

The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) TransCure is an interdisciplinary research network of 20 research groups affiliated at Universities in Bern, Zurich, Lausanne and Basel. All of them share the same vision:

"To apply excellence in membrane transporter research to the treatment of human diseases".

TransCure is one of the current NCCRs funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). NCCRs are setting out to promote research projects in areas of vital strategic importance that benefit Swiss economy, society and public health.

The NCCR TransCure was established by Matthias A. Hediger (Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine) in 2009 to foster high quality basic science in the field of membrane transporter biology and to promote the development innovative therapeutic strategies.

Leading house is the University of Bern, currently with Hugues Abriel (Department of Clinical Research) as director and Jean-Louis Reymond (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) as deputy director.

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