We wanted a light and responsive structure. Funds are allotted directly to the projects, without any intermediaries. We have only one goal: to accelerate progress in research both for and with patients.

Scientific Advisory Board


Prof. Ellen Frank


Pittsburgh University USA

Prof. David Kupfer


Pittsburgh University USA

Prof. Guy Goodwin


Oxford University UK

Prof. Patrice Boyer


European Brain Council Brussels

Prof. Pierre Magistretti


EPFL Switzerland

Foundation Board


Prof. Jean-Michel Aubry


University Hospitals of Geneva

David de Rothschild


President of Fondation FondaMental Suisse

Martine Brunschwig Graf


Former Member of Swiss Parliament

Alexander Dembitz


Compagny Director

Prof. Marion Leboyer


Henri Mondor University Hospital Paris Est Créteil

Elie Vannier


Peking University

Prof. Jean-Dominique Vassalli


University of Geneva

A word from the Director


We have brought together the best in each of field of expertise. Members of the Scientific Advisory Board and the Foundation Board are prestigious personalities, with varied and complementary skills, who share ethical values and a desire for transparency. They have the knowledge, skills, and perspective to address critical strategic issues. Together, we are building a coherent, highly innovative and flexible scientific programme, in order to be able to adapt it to the continuous development of research. Efficiency and flexibility also guide the operational team, composed of two people.