Excellence in Membrane Transport Research

The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) TransCure is an interdisciplinary research network of 15 research groups affiliated to the Universities of Bern, Zurich, Lausanne and Basel. The main focus of this network is membrane transporter and ion channel research

The NCCR TransCure is one of the current NCCRs funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). NCCRs goal is 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 (Nephrology and Hypertension) in 2010, and is currently led by Hugues Abriel (Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine) as director and Jean-Louis Reymond (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) as deputy director. Leading house is the University of Bern (see also the organizational chart below). Since November 1st, 2018, the NCCR TransCure entered the third and last funding phase (2018-2022).

Beside fostering high quality science, the NCCR TransCure is also active in the fields of education, gender equality, technology transfer and communication.