The legacy

The NCCR TransCure started on November 1st, 2010 and ended on October 31st, 2022. We are grateful to the Swiss National Science Foundation, to our home institution - the University of Bern - and to everyone who contributed to the success of this network. The NCCR TransCure has been a perfect example of what science is in the 21st century: connecting ideas, collaborating with outstanding scientists, and educating the next generations of multidisciplinary researchers. We all left a long-lasting footprint in the membrane transporter and ion channel research!

We are pleased to announce that some of the activities continue under the umbrella of the section on “Ion Channels and Membrane Transporters" (ICMT) within the framework of the Life Science Switzerland (LS2) network. This section is a reference point for the Swiss scientific community in this field. Follow us and join the ICMT LS2 section! @LS2_ICMT


The interdisciplinary nature of the network enabled innovative, collaborative projects and led to significant advances in the field of transporters and ion channels. The NCCR TransCure published more than 170 original papers, that exemplify its scientific impact and multidisciplinary approach. You may find them all in PubMed.

This is our selection:

Taylor et al. (2017), Nature

Chicca et al. (2017), PNAS

Ozhathil et al. (2018), BJP

Bosshart et al. (2016), Nature Commun

Ramanadane et al. (2022), Elife

Zaugg et al. (2020), FASEB J.