Our faculty is significantly involved in numerous research projects of national and inter­national scope. Below you will find a selection of noteworthy projects in the various domains. This page is under development as more content will be added gradually. A more comprehensive list of projects funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) can be found in their  P3 – SNSF Grant Database.


SNSF-Funded and National Projects
  • Biology

     Glauser Group


    Molecular and neural substrates of nociception and aversive behaviors in Caenorhabditis elegans

    01.09.2014 – 31.08.2018, CHF 1'589'000 – SNSF


    Intracellular Signals Tuning Nociceptors in C. elegans (ItSTINGs)

    01.11.2015 – 31.10.2020, CHF 1'499'000 – SNSF


    Linking nociception and gene regulation in C. elegans neuroendocrine cells

    01.01.2017 – 31.03.2019, CHF 120'000 – SNSF



  • Chemistry

     Fromm Group


    SCOPES: Biomedical Dimension of Supramolecular Chemistry in the training and research in the Balkans area

    01.07.2015 – 30.06.2018, CHF 195'000 – SNSF


    PI in the NCCR: Center for Bio-Inspired Stimuli-Responsive Materials     

    01.06.2014 – 31.05.2018, CHF 12'000'000 (total) – SNSF


    SNF-Division II Project: Coordination Compounds: From Basics towards Applications in Materials and Medicine

    01.04.2014 – 31.08.2018, CHF 899'000 – SNSF





  • Earth Sciences

     Paleontology Group


    The Utility of Continuous and Polymorphic Characters and the Evolution of Geoemydid Turtles

    01.11.2014 – 31.10.2018, CHF 540'000 – SNSF



  • Medicine

     Spierer Group


    State-dependency of inhibitory control plasticity

    01.01.2018 – 31.12.2022, CHF 600'000 – SNSF


    Training-based remediation of inhibitory control in elderly: a randomized controlled trial combined with neuroimaging

    01.01.2018 – 31.12.2020, CHF 120'000 – Velux Stiftung


    Alcohol-induced disruption of task automatization: towards a new account for the emergence of impulse control failures during intoxication?

    01.01.2018 – 31.12.2019, CHF 50'000 – Swiss Foundation For Alcohol Research