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Executive Board of SCNAT

Executive Board

The Executive Board is the strategic management body of SCNAT. Its tasks include the approval of the budget and the public representation of SCNAT. The Board members are also responsible for the authorization of mandates and service agreements with the platforms, including the controlling of the platforms.

Extended Board

The Extended Board consists of the board members elected by the delegates and the presidents of the platforms.

The central tasks of the Extended Board consist in the consolidation of the strategic management of the SCNAT and platforms to produce a general management concept which, in turn, leads to annual and multi-annual plans. This also includes the approval of the corresponding budgets. The Extended Board is also responsible for SCNAT’s representation on international bodies.

Board members

Philippe Moreillon (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Philippe Moreillon
President of SCNAT

Microbiologist and Professor emeritus
University of Lausanne

Lukas Baumgartner (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Lukas Baumgartner

Professor of Petrology and Geochemistry
University of Lausanne

Silvio Decurtins (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

​Silvio Decurtins

Professor of Chemistry
University of Bern

Britta Allgöwer (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Britta Allgöwer

President of the Society of Natural Sciences of the Grisons and the Academia Raetica

Barbara König (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Barbara König

Professor Emeritus of Zoology
University of Zurich

Christophe Rossel (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Christophe Rossel

Emeritus senior researcher,
IBM Research Zurich

Maria Schönbächler (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Maria Schönbächler

Professor of Isotope Geochemistry
ETH Zurich

Presidents of the platforms

Naki Akçar (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Naki Akçar
President Platform Geosciences

Senior Lecture of Exogene Geology
University of Bern

Pascal Mäser (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Pascal Mäser
President of Plattform Sciences and Regions

Professor of Parasitology and Protozoology
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Ernst Meyer (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Ernst Meyer
President Platform Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics

Professor of Experimentl Physics
University of Basel

Christoph Scheidegger (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Christoph Scheidegger
President Platform Biology

Senior Scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL)
Professor at the University of Bern

Catherine Housecroft

Catherine Housecroft
President Platform Chemistry

Professor of Chemistry
University of Basel

Bernard Lehmann (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Bernard Lehmann
President Platform Science and Policy

Agricultural economist and professor emeritus of Agricultural economy at ETH Zurich

Permanent guest

Daniel Marti (Foto: Sandra Stampfli)

Daniel Marti
Consulting representative of the Federal authority

State Secretariat for Education and Research SERI, Section National Research


Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT)
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern

Expert commissions of the Executive Board