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Personalized Health and Related Technologies (PHRT) is a strategic focus area of the ETH Domain; the latter embracing key research institutions like ETHZ, EPFL, PSI, EMPA, Eawag and WSL. PHRT’s goals include improving the quality of Personalized Health and Precision Medicine by providing a choice of individual therapeutic strategies for patients.

Through calls for proposals, PHRT funds interdisciplinary projects in education (doctoral and postdoc level), technology translation and research in order to foster the development of Precision Medicine and health research. PHRT connects hospitals and the institutions that make up the ETH Domain so that they can share and use health data across Switzerland.


In Switzerland, a number of national and international programs have committed themselves to the goal of personalized medicine. These include the strategic focus area PHRT of the ETH Domain and the SPHN initiative (Swiss Personalized Health Network) of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences. The two programs complement each other and coordinate their activities in order to promote Personalized Health and Personalized Medicine, in Switzerland.


September 30, 2020


SDSC-Connect is the series of conferences focusing on industrial applications of data science organized by the Swiss Data Science Center. The main SDSC-Connect event takes place approximately once a year. Following previous editions in 2017 and 2019 focused on digital transformation, the 2020 event will focus on “Enhancing discovery and creativity with AI”.SDSC-Connect 2020 will be a full day event bringing together researchers, innovators, industrial decision makers and data scientists to meet and discuss the enhancing of discovery and creativity with AI. The program will feature the latest AI applications with a potential to change industrial production and consumer experience.The focus will be on visionary examples of technologies and ideas that currently find applications in one or few industries but will be transposed to other industries in the future.

More information.

October 01, 2020

Swiss Genomics Forum - SGF2020

SAVE THE DATE for the Swiss Genomics Forum (SGF2020) organized by the Health 2030 Genome Center on October 2, 2020, at Campus Biotech Geneva.


The SGF2020 - a full-day event - will bring together researchers, clinicians, patient communities, and other stakeholder groups to meet and discuss the future of genomics.

More information coming soon.

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3rd call for proposals: approved projects

​With its 3rd call for proposals, PHRT invited clinical scientists, who have access to an extensive sample cohort, to create an inter-institutional, interdisciplinary consortium to formulate a well-defined clinical question to request funding to generate matched genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data by the two PHRT platforms. Based on the suggestion of the Review Panel, the Executive Committee approved 3 of 8 projects, which will be supported with CHF 1,5 million.

New chairperson for the Executive Committee    

Prof. Dr. Ruedi Aebersold resigned as the chairperson of the PHRT Executive Committee by May 22, 2019 and is succeeded by Prof. Dr. Bernd Wollscheid.

PhD & Postdoc Day 2019 at PSI

PHRT organized the first doctoral and postdoc day on May 8, 2019 at Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Villigen. 15 iDoc and 10 TPdF scientist were invited to get to know each other, build up a sense of common challenges and visit parts of the facilities of PSI. Picture gallery.

Participating institutions of the ETH Domain