Swiss National COVID-19 Task Force

03.04.2020 – Coronavirus: The federal government has set up a scientific advisory board, chaired by Prof. Matthias Egger, President of the National Research Council of the SNSF and research group head at ISPM.

The Confederation intends to make even greater use of the potential of the Swiss scientific community in the current crisis and to work with it to find the best approach to dealing with the pandemic. To this end, it is setting up a task force of researchers from across the entire university landscape.

This Swiss National COVID-19 Task Force, headed by the President of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), epidemiologist Matthias Egger, will provide advisory support to the Federal Council as a whole and the head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs, and other relevant federal and cantonal authorities. The members of the task force are not institutional representatives, but experts from the Swiss university and research landscape who are recognised in their fields.