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Postdoctoral Studies

Upon application, FONDATION ACTERIA supports postdoctoral and noncommercial fundamental research projects in immunology and allergology by early career researchers who have won ACTERIA Prizes.

FONDATION ACTERIA also supports selected noncommercial fundamental research projects in immunology and allergology performed at an institute in a European country by other early career researchers, including such aiming at the research and knowhow exchange between Switzerland and Europe.

Applications shall be made electronically to FONDATION ACTERIA and shall include a nomination letter, an application form and ethical approvals. Applications will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.

At the end of each supported project, FONDATION ACTERIA shall receive a budget accounting and an up to 300 words summary report for publication on its website.


Dr. Andrea Ablasser

Global Health Institute
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
SV 3516 Station 19
1015 Lausanne / Switzerland
ProjectExploring the role of cellular senescence in infection-triggered innate immunity”

Dr. Lionel Apetoh

University of Bourgogne
7 Boulevard Jeanne d’Arc
F-21000 Dijon
Project: “Identification and functional characterization of novel molecular targets contributing to T cell dysfunction”

Dr. Eduardo Bonavita

Cancer Research UK
Manchester Institute
The University of Manchester
Alderley Park SK10 4TG
United Kingdom
Project: “Mechanisms of immune evasion in cancer”

Dr. Alexander Eggel

Institute of Immunology
University of Bern
Sahlihaus 2, Inselspital
CH-3010 Bern
Project “Novel strategies to prevent allergic hypersensitivity reactions using disruptive IgE inhibitors”

Dr. Stefanie Eyerich

ZAUM-Center for Allergy and
Environment, Technical University
And Helmholtz Center Munich
D-80802 München
ProjectA comprehensive approach to the understanding of T cell biology in health and disease

Dr. Nicolas Gaudenzio

Head of Immception Lab at Infinity
Toulouse Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases (Infinity)
UMR 1291 Inserm – CNRS – University of Toulouse
Place du Dr Baylac TSA 40031
31059 Toulouse Cedex 9 / France
Project “Neural regulation of immune responses

Prof. Muzlifah Haniffa

Institute of Cellular Medicine
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH
United Kingdom
ProjectDeconstructing atopic dermatitis pathogenesis at single cell resolution”

Dr. Marta Jordāo

University of Lausanne
AGORA Cancer Research Center
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Rue du Bugnon 25A
CH-1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
Project Targeting of CD206+ tumor-associated macrophages in brain tumors”

Dr. Régis Joulia

National Heart & Lung Institute
Imperial College London
Sir Alexander Fleming Building
London SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom
Project “Investigation into the impact of mast cell activation on the vasculature during allergic asthma”

Dr. Elina Kiss

Institute of Medical Microbiology
and Hygiene (IMMH)
University of Freiburg
Hermann-Herder Strasse 11
D-79104 Freiburg
Project “AhR-controlled molecular pathways in development and function of mucosal innate lymphoid cells

Dr. Ai Ing Lim

Belkaid’s Immunology Section
Laboratory of Immune System Biology
Building 4, Room 238
4 Memorial Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
ProjectDecoding how Transient Maternal Infection Imprints Offspring Intestinal Immunity

Dr.Nicolas Manel

Dr.Nicolas Manel
Institut Curie
26, Rue d’Ulm
F-75248 Paris
Project “Decrypting the innate sensing of HIV by dendritic cells and its impact on immune responses

Dr. Thomas Marichal, DVM

Chargé de Recherches F.R.S.FNRS
Cellular and Molecular Immunology
University of Liege, GIGA-Research B34
Avenue de l’Hôpital 1
B-4000 Liège
Project Role of RAB Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factor-1 in mucosal homeostasis

Prof. Christian Münz

Viral Immunobiology
Institute of Experimental Immunology
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich
Project “Stabilization of pathogen containing phagosomes by essential autophagy proteins and their role in prolonged antigen processing for MHC presentation”


Dr. Samuel Philip Nobs

Weizmann Institute of Science
100 Herzl Street
Rehovot, Israel 76100
Project Host-microbiome interactions in the lung in health and disease”

Dr.lic.phil.nat Mario Noti

Institute of Pathology
University of Bern
Murtenstrasse 31
3008 Bern
Project “Regulation and function of innate lymphoid cells in the aging host-microbiota superorganism”

Dr. Emanuela Pasciuto

VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology
2650 Edegem
Project “The role of tissue resident T cells in experience dependent plasticity”

Dr. Coraline Radermecker

GIGA-R (B34)
Avenue de l’Hôpital, 1
B-4000 Liège
Project Investigating the long-term control of lung endothelium stemness, identity and function by lung marginated neutrophils

Dr. David Sancho

CNIC Centro Nacional de Investigaciones
Carlos III (CNIC)
Calle de Melchor Fernández Almagro, 3
28029 Madrid, Spain
Project: “Immunotherapy by targeting dendritic cells with nanoparticles”


Dr. Chris Schiering

Institute of Clinical Sciences
Imperial College London
Hammersmith Campus
DuCane Road
UK-London W12 0NN
Project: “Dissecting the Contribution of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Signalling to Intestinal Epithelial Cell Function”

Dr. Martijn Schuijs

Dr. Halim’s Laboratory
Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
University of Cambridge Li Ka Shing Centre
Robinson Way
Cambridge, CB2 0RE
United Kingdom
Project “The role of Alveolar Macrophages in allergen-exacerbated lung metastasis formation”

Dr. Charlotte Scott

School of Medicine
University of Rijeka
Brace Branchetta 20/1
51000 Rijeka, Croatia
Project “Neuro-endocrino-immune regulation of metabolic homeostasis”

Dr. Marko Sestan

School of Medicine
University of Rijeka
Brace Branchetta 20/1
51000 Rijeka, Croatia
Project “Neuro-endocrino-immune regulation of metabolic homeostasis”

Dr. Sandra Wieser-Pahr

Divison of Immunopathology
Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research
Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology
Medical University of Vienna
General Hospital of Vienna
Waehringer Guertel 18-20
A-1090 Vienna
ProjectMolecular and immunological characterization of wheat gamma gliadins as basis for the development of immunological strategies for treatment of wheat food allergy and celiac disease”

Dr. Dietmar Zehn

Assistant Professor
Service d’immunologie et d’allergie-IAL
Centre des laboratoires d’Epalinges-CLE, C-Building, Room C202
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) I
Ch. des Boveresses 155
1066 Epalinges
Project Decode the molecular foundation of functional and dysfunctional T cell responses in chronic infections and tumors