NCCR TransCure 2010-2022

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The NCCR TransCure advanced the frontiers of membrane transporter and ion channel research by combining the expertise in biology/physiology, structural biology and chemistry. Scientists from these disciplines teamed up in multidisciplinary projects that range from fundamental to early-stage drug discovery research.

The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) TransCure was established by Matthias A. Hediger in 2010, and was led from 2015 to its end in October 2022 by Hugues Abriel, Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (IBMM) as director and Jean-Louis Reymond (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) as deputy director. The IBMM has hosted and supported all its activities as leading house.

The NCCR TransCure was an interdisciplinary research network of on average 15 research groups affiliated to the Universities of Bern, Zurich, Lausanne and Basel. Beside fostering high quality science in membrane transporter and ion channel research, TransCure was also active in the fields of education, gender equality, technology transfer and communication.

The NCCR TransCure belonged to the third series of  NCCRs funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). NCCRs goal was to promote research projects in areas of vital strategic importance that benefit Swiss economy, society and public health.