New board members

With the beginning of the new year, Detlef Günther, Vice President Research and Corporate Relations at the ETHZ, has become chairman of the Board of Directors (BoD). In addition, Bart Deplancke has joined the Scientific Executive Board (SEB) as a new member. welcomes the new BoD chairman Detlef Günther. He is the Vice President Research and Corporate Relations at the ETHZ. As a chemist who has spent quite some time working in the geosciences, he is truly experienced in interdisciplinary research, which will no-doubt be of benefit to his work within

Ralph Eichler, Günther’s predecessor, and former President of ETHZ, led the BoD from 2007 to 2014. would like to thank Eichler for his great effort and commitment to the initiative.

The SEB welcomes Bart Deplancke, head of the Laboratory of Systems Biology and Genetics at EPFL, as a new member. He will contribute to the board with his knowledge of systems genetics and genomics, and represent the EPFL on the SEB.

Deplancke replaces Matthias Lutolf, who worked in the interface between biology and engineering. He left the SEB after becoming the director of the Interfaculty Institute of Bioengineering (IBI) at EPFL.

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