New President Euresearch, Edwin Constable
On the 23rd April, the general assembly of Euresearch elected Professor Edwin Constable to the rôle of President.
He has served on the Management Board of Euresearch for the past eight years. Euresearch is a non-profit association supported by the Swiss federal government to inform, advise and connect researchers based in or coming to Switzerland about opportunities for European Union funding. The Euresearch Network facilitates a high Swiss participation in the EU Framework Programmes for Research and helps ensure that excellent proposals in all disciplines are submitted by researchers with the highest potential.
Ed Constable has himself been P.I. in many European projects and received a European Research Council Advanced Grant. He comments ”It is an honour and a pleasure to be elected to this position. Nevertheless, I recognize that this will be a challenging rôle in view of the present uncertainties of the association of Switzerland with the European Union in the next financial period. As we move into a post-COVID research environment we will have to adjust to a “new normal” in which international cooperations will have an especial significance. I am also concerned that we must ensure that in this “new normal”, the expected emphasis upon Medical and Life Sciences does not have a negative impact upon the humanities and social sciences. I am particularly pleased that Dr Antonella Santuccione Chadha, International Medical Manager for Alzheimer’s Disease at Roche Diagnostic will serve as Vice-President. She is not only a medical doctor with profound expertise in clinical pathology, neuroscience, and psychiatric disorders, but also has extensive experience with European and International funding agencies and is co-founder and C.E.O. of the Women’ Brain Project.”