AREA OF ACTIVITY «RARE DISEASES»

Life Sciences: Microbials, Direct Use of Micro-Organisms – since 2016


CHF 2 million p.a. for innovative projects dealing with the direct use of modified or domesticated micro-organisms. With its initiative, Gebert Rüf Stiftung seeks to jumpstart this underdeveloped field and to generate a significant impact by fostering the widespread use of microbial resources. The focus is on applications in human and veterinary medicine, the environment, energy production, water treatment, food science and other areas.

Complex organisms such as humans can be considered as giant super-organisms, since the human body carries trillions of microbes. The same level of complexity is found in animals, soil and water, where highly diversified microbial populations play essential roles.


Microbial Treatment of Solid Tumors – Microbials 2016
Projekt nummerGRS-059/16 BudgetCHF 400'000 VerantwortlichSimon Ittig Laufzeit01.2017 - 12.2018

Effector delivery by Contractile Injection Machines – Microbials 2016
Projekt nummerGRS-058/16 BudgetCHF 352'000 VerantwortlichMartin Pilhofer Laufzeit01.2017 - 12.2019

A Specific Mechanosensitive Bacterial Tumor Therapy – Microbials 2016
Projekt nummerGRS-057/16 BudgetCHF 374'000 VerantwortlichAlexandre Persat Laufzeit05.2017 - 04.2020

Microorganism-based Biosensor – Microbials 2016
Projekt nummerGRS-056/16 BudgetCHF 450'000 VerantwortlichJan Wendelin Stark Laufzeit01.2017 - 12.2019

Therapeutic Fungi – Microbials 2016
Projekt nummerGRS-055/16 BudgetCHF 480'000 VerantwortlichBenjamin Marsland Laufzeit01.2017 - 01.2020