Bertarelli Foundation Research Grants

Follow-up Phase (2015-2017)

A call for proposals was issued in April, 2014, inviting investigators from the EPFL and HMS to submit joint research projects in the general area of translational neuroscience and neuroengineering. Five collaborative projects were selected by a scientific advisory group composed of Harvard, EPFL and independent international experts, which are funded through a Bertarelli Foundation Grant for a duration of 3 years, starting January 1, 2015.

Funded Projects

HMS investigator(s) EPFL investigator(s) Project Title
1 Dara S. Manoach, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Dimitri Van De Ville, PhD
Institute of Bioengineering
Dynamics of Brain Networks in Children with Autism: from Motion-Corrected Imaging through Network Analysis to Prediction of Effective Treatment Response
2 Michael J. Young, PhD
Schepens Eye Research Institute
Matthias Lutolf, PhD
Institute of Bioengineering

Yvan Arsenijevic, PhD
Jules Gonin Eye Hospital, University of Lausanne

Towards Tissue Engineering the Macula: Cone-RPE Constructs
3 Jeffrey R. Holt, PhD
Children’s Hospital Boston
Patrick Aebischer, PhD
Brain Mind Institute
Gene Therapy in Mouse Models of Human Deafness
4 Konstantina Stankovic, MD, PhD
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Demetri Psaltis, PhD
Institute of Microengineering
Advanced Optical Techniques for Clinical Diagnosis and Therapy of Hearing Loss
5 Daniel J. Lee, MD, FACS
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

M. Christian Brown, PhD
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

St├ęphanie P. Lacour, PhD
Institute of Microengineering & Center for Neuroprosthetics

Nicolas Grandjean, PhD
Institute of Condensed Matter Physics

Next Generation Auditory Brainstem Implants: Translation to Clinical Implementation