Edwin Constable elected President of Euresearch
On 23 April 2020, the general assembly of Euresearch elected Professor Edwin Constable to the role of President. Ed Constable is professor of chemistry at the University of Basel and has served on the Management Board of Euresearch for the past eight years.
Euresearch is a non-profit association supported by the Swiss federal government to inform, advise and connect researchers based in or coming to Switzerland about opportunities for European Union funding. The Euresearch network facilitates a high Swiss participation in the EU Framework Programmes for Research and helps ensure that excellent proposals in all disciplines are submitted by researchers with the highest potential.
Professor Constable has himself been principal investigator in many European projects and was the recipient of an European Research Council Advanced Grant. From 2011 to 2018 he also served as Vice-President for Research at the University of Basel. Constable comments: “It is an honor and a pleasure to be elected to this position. Nevertheless, I recognize that this will be a challenging role in view of the present uncertainties of the association of Switzerland with the European Union. As we move into a post-Covid research environment we will have to adjust to a 'new normal' in which international cooperations will have a special significance. I am also concerned that we must ensure that in this 'new normal', the expected emphasis on medical and life sciences does not have a negative impact upon the humanities and social sciences.”
Constable adds: “I am particularly pleased that Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha, International Medical Manager for Alzheimer’s Disease at Roche Diagnostic will serve as Vice-President. She is not only a medical doctor with profound expertise in clinical pathology, neuroscience, and psychiatric disorders, but also has extensive experience with European and International funding agencies and is co-founder and CEO of the Women's Brain Project.”