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The call for applications for “Multi-Investigator Projects” has ended on July 15. We are pleased to have received 28 applications with more than 90 (co-)investigators involved of all four BRCCH partner institutions. The combined budget applications of all applicants would amount to approximately CHF 115 million.

Please see more information on the evaluation process and follow us on LinkedIn to stay updated. We look forward to promoting innovative and bold research projects for the health and well-being of children and adolescents worldwide!

Health and wellbeing for children and adolescents.

The Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) has a clear vision: To establish itself in the next few years as the leading institution conducting use-inspired cutting-edge research that will improve the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents worldwide.

Combining expertise.

The BRCCH brings together top scientists and clinical researchers from a variety of disciplines in order to develop digital and next generation healthcare solutions for use in paediatrics. It combines the expertise of the University of Basel and ETH Zurich in systems biology, medicine and various areas of life sciences, engineering, economics, information technology and social sciences that are relevant to health.

With the results it produces, the BRCCH will help to prevent diseases, develop new treatment approaches, improve diagnoses and effectiveness forecasts, and make healthcare systems more affordable.

 

Strong partners.

The BRCCH operating institutions are the University of Basel and ETH Zurich, while other partner institutions belonging to the research centre network include the University Children’s Hospital of Basel (UKBB) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel. The BRCCH is funded by a CHF 100 million contribution from Fondation Botnar in Basel which is spread over a 10-year period.

Fondation Botnar is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents in fast-growing cities across the world. It invests in solutions that use and promote artificial intelligence and digital innovations.

 

At the BRCCH, basic researchers, clinical researchers and other scientists will collaborate closely in the fields of implementation research, health systems, health economics, educational science, ethics and law. The focus is on countries with limited resources, but with the potential to implement solutions worldwide. This approach facilitates research and development with a direct benefit for the health of children and adolescents.

Dual leadership for the BRCCH.

Professor Georg Holländer, a distinguished expert, is founding director of the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH). Professor Sai Reddy of the Department of Biosystems, Science, and Engineering (D-BSSE) at ETH Zurich has been appointed Vice Director.

Prof Dr Georg Holländer

Director +41 61 207 62 00

Prof Dr Sai Reddy

Vice Director +41 61 207 62 00

Patrick Mayrock MSc

General Manager +41 61 207 62 00 patrick.mayrock@brcch.org

Sabine Schulze

Administrative Assistant +41 61 207 62 00 sabine.schulze@brcch.org

Dr Tara Sugrue

Scientific Officer +41 61 207 62 00 tara.sugrue@brcch.org

Dr Maressa Takahashi

Scientific Officer +41 61 207 62 00 maressa.takahashi@brcch.org

Dr Philippe Lucarelli

Scientific Officer +41 61 207 62 00 philippe.lucarelli@brcch.org

Dr Reinhard Wendler

Science Communication +41 61 207 62 00 reinhard.wendler@brcch.org

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Botnar Research Centre for Child Health
University of Basel & ETH Zurich
Mattenstrasse 24a, PO Box 3350
CH-4002 Basel

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Botnar Research Centre for Child Health
University of Basel & ETH Zurich
Mattenstrasse 24
CH-4058 Basel

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