Participating research institutes
University of Geneva
The Rheumatology laboratories are affiliated to the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine Specialities and the Department of Pathology-Immunology at the University of Geneva School of Medicine.
The research is primarily focused on the pathogenesis of inflammatory responses in arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, with a special interest in the field of cytokines, in particular the interleukin-1 family. We are also leading and participating in clinical trials with anti-cytokine therapies in patients with rheumatic diseases.
University of Lausanne
The Department of Biochemistry (DB) is part of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne and researches in medicine, biology and immunology.
The research aims to contribute to the understanding of immune processes and elimination of immunological disorders by studying inflammation, cell differentiation and cell signalling, with a strong focus on the discovery and functional characterization of molecular pathways.
University of Zürich
The Center of Experimental Rheumatology is at the Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Zürich. The Center studies the molecular and cellular aspects of rheumatic diseases in a clinical setting. The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) has awarded it the status of a “Center of Excellence in Rheumatology” since 2005.