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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.


March 09, 2020




The 2020 Functional Precision Medicine in Blood Cancer Symposium will take place March 10th, 2020, 9:00-18:00h at the Balgrist University Hospital and will bring together global experts on high-throughput drug screening, precision medicine and blood cancer.

Online registration (mandatory)


April 27, 2020

CANCELLED --- Medical Informatics Europe - MIE2020

The MIE2020 Team is extremely sad to announce the cancellation of the MIE2020 Conference.


The MIE2020 conference takes place from April 28 - May 1, 2020 at Geneva. It is a unique opportunity to meet experts from various fields such as deep learning or genomics, up to human factors, ethical and societal aspects. The MIE conferences not only attract senior researchers and top notched experts of the field, it is also, and mostly, a place where young scientists come to present their works, to meet peers, to network, to seek job and career opportunities. PHRT is a sponsor of the event.

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May 03, 2020

iDoc & TPdF Retreat

PHRT organizes the second doctoral and postdoc day on May 4-5, 2020 at Thun. 15 iDoc and 10 TPdF scientist are invited to update each other on their projects, build up a sense of common challenges, and visit the Empa Thun on the second day.

June 28, 2020

Personalized Health Technologies 2020

After a successful conference with nearly 200 participants in 2018, NEXUS is organizing the second edition of “Personalized Health Technologies” taking place on June 29-​30, 2020. The conference aims to bring multidisciplinary experts together to explore present and future directions in the field of personalized health technologies and their application. NEXUS will focus on innovative projects related to advanced cell systems for screening, the identification of novel therapeutics, multimodal data integration, clinical decision support, and clinical bioinformatics. PHRT is a sponsor of the event.

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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.

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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.

PHRT & SPHN jointly tackling the evolution of Personalized Health

Bern, 23rd March 2018. Over 200 delegates from the Governement, the industry, the ETH-Domain, the Swiss Academy of Medical Science and partner organizations, exchanged views on the opportunities and challenges in Personalized Health, in Switzerland.

«Daten allein sind unzureichend. Man muss auch die zugrundeliegenden Mechanismen verstehen.»

Rudolf Aebersold, Professor für Systembiologie an der ETH Zürich und an der Universität Zürich

ETHZ Globe Magazine

"Getting closer to the patient" 

In the ETH magazine ‘Globe’ (1/18), proteomics pioneer Rudolf Aebersold, metabolism researcher Markus Stoffel and ETH Vice President Detlef Günther discuss the future of personalized medicine and personalized health as well as the future developments in this field.

Participating institutions of the ETH Domain