Launch of a New Global Research Centre in Switzerland


The Botnar Institute of Immune Engineering (BIIE) is a new independent research institute launching in Basel, Switzerland. Its mission is to develop computational tools and immune-based translational solutions for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. These shall address gaps in the healthcare of children and adolescents globally.

The Institute has been made possible by a one billion USD endowment over the next 15 years from Fondation Botnar, the main financial supporter of the BRCCH. Fondation Botnar is a Swiss philanthropic foundation working to improve the health and well-being of young people around the world.

With extensive knowledge of Fondation Botnar’s remit and research mission, BRCCH Director Prof Georg Holländer has been selected as the BIIE’s Global Engagement Director while continuing his engagement with the BRCCH. Former BRCCH Co-Director Prof Sai Reddy is the designated Scientific Director of the BIIE.

As a sister research centre, the BRCCH would like to congratulate everyone involved in bringing this vision to life. We look forward to seeing the immune engineering advances that result from this institute and are excited to collaborate with the BIIE in the future.

Read the full announcement from Fondation Botnar here.