The Professor Dr Max Cloëtta Foundation aims at supporting and promoting medical research as well as related disciplines of natural sciences in Switzerland.


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Cloëtta Prize 2020 awarded to researchers from Bern and Basel

The Prof. Dr. Max Cloëtta Foundation is to award the 2020 Cloëtta Prize again to two prestigious scientists. Prof. Dr. Nadia Mercader Huber, Professor at the Institute of Anatomy at the University of Bern, and Prof. Dr. Mohamed Bentires-Alj, Professor at the Department of Biomedicine at the University and the University Hospital of Basel, will each receive the scientific prize remunerated with 50,000 Swiss francs.

The award ceremony will be held on November 6, 2020 at 5pm at the Institute of Anatomy at the University of Bern.

A comprehensive press release will follow in October 2020.

Former Cloëtta Prize Winner Michael Hall receives Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize 2019

We congratulate Michael Hall, winner of the 2003 Cloëtta Prize, for receiving the internationally renowned Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize – endowed with CHF 100’000 – for his achievements in the field of cancer research. Michael Hall’s discovery of the enzyme TOR, which controls cell growth in complex signaling networks, has been instrumental in the development of novel anticancer drugs.

Link to the press release of the University of Basel

 “Research promotion in Switzerland is not exclusively a task of our government. On the contrary, two thirds of the means allotted to research and development originate from business. Private foundations also play a very important role in this respect. Wellknown Prize awards – such as the Cloëtta Prize – accentuate the importance of foundations for the scientific world”.

Ruth Dreifuss, Federal Counsellor
Volume 1 of the Monograph Professor Dr Max Cloëtta Foundation