Campus Biotech GENEVA

The new center of excellence in biotechnology and life science research. The right place for companies interested to succeed fast into the future of life science.

9 chemin des Mines
1202 Genève
SWITZERLAND

At the forefront of health sciences

Located in the District of Sécheron, the Campus Biotech positions the Lake Geneva region to the forefront of global research in neuroscience and digital health.

This 40,000 m² centre of excellence in biotechnology and life sciences is a melting pot of scientists and entrepreneurs. Biotech hosts many academic and industrial partners, including the Wyss Center for Bio- and Neuro-Engineering.

This new ecosystem is based on an interdisciplinary scientific approach to stimulate innovation in the field of life sciences.

The innovation is written in its DNA and bioinformatics has been invented in Geneva. The founding members of the Campus Biotech are the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, the University of Geneva, the Bertarelli Family and Hansjörg Wyss.

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Health and Life Sciences

Drug discovery and design, precision/personalized medicine, medtech, biotech, diagnostics, biomedical engineering, nutrition, human physiology

Bioinformatics

The science of bioinformatics is about applying information technology to biological problems. It provides databases, algorithmic and software tools that help in searching, analyzing, modeling and understanding of biological data.

Personalized medicine

The medical discipline that strives to the customization of healthcare, with medical decisions, practices, and/or products being tailored to the individual patient’s needs all across the healthcare value-chain. By concentrating their work on the knowledge of the human being and illness, with the patient as the main actor, researchers aim to develop new therapeutic solutions, and to improve the diagnostic tools, the prevention, the quality of treatment, help and support for patients.

Affective Sciences

Through psychology, philosophy and neurosciences, the multidisciplinary study of emotions and their effects on human behaviour and society helps better understand the involvement of emotions in the areas such as health, human resources, resource management, decision making and art.

Global Health

Research and action on transnational issues, determinants and solutions on all factors that comprise health for the protection against global threats and the achievement of health equity for all people worldwide.

The unique position of Geneva enables the researchers to develop strong links with global actors in global health. Through reflection, research and cutting edge teaching, students, professionals and decision-makers can cope better with the contemporary challenges of global health.

Neurosciences

Aiming at engineering the nervous system to improve sensation, cognition, and mobility. Neurosciences strives to create solutions for new markets using bioengineering and neuro-prosthetics to improve human lives. Leading cutting edge research in different neuroscience areas is only possible by studying, in particular, the standard or pathological behaviours of the brain, both in human beings (adults or children) and animals.

Projects

Human Brain Project

Human Brain Project

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Understanding and mimic the way the brain works, to revolutionize information technology, medicine and society.

When the neuroprosthetics learn from the patient

When the neuroprosthetics learn from the patient

Brain-machine interfaces to teach neuroprosthetics the proper movements based on "ERP – error-related potential".

A cyber skin that feels

A cyber skin that feels

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An artificial electronic skin connected to the nervous system. Stretchable electronics as prosthetic skin for burn victims.

Partners

Université de Genève

Founded in 1559, the UNIGE is one of the largest university of Switzerland with 16’800 students, 750 professors and 9 faculties. Ranking among the top 100 universities worldwide, the UNIGE enjoys a strong international reputation for the quality of its research and the excellence of its education.

Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève

A merger of eight public hospitals and forty outpatient clinics throughout the canton of Geneva, the HUG is Switzerlands largest University Hospital. The HUG employs more than 10’000 collaborators and is internationally respected as a major research centre.

Wyss Center

The Wyss Center is an independent, not for profit organization that provides the resources, facilities and expertise required to transform creative neuroscience research into clinical solutions that will improve the lives of people with nervous system disorders.

HES-SO Genève

The University of Applied Science and Arts (HES-SO) of Geneva regroups 5,000 students in 6 schools of higher education for Agronomy, Landscape Architecture, Nature Management, Interior Design, Information Science, International Business Management, Nutrition and Dietetics, Psychomotricity and Music and Movement.

Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

SIB is a nonprofit organization federating 65 Swiss research and service groups expert in bioinformatics. SIB’s 800 scientists join forces to advance biomedical research by providing life scientists and clinicians with state-of-the-art bioinformatics resources, expertise, trainings, and services.