The Foundation’s three organs are the Foundation Board, the Scientific Committee and the Administrative Office. The FSM is financed by industry (Swisscom, Sunrise and Orange) and supported by the ETH Zurich. One-off grants have been received from the City of Zurich, ewz and the Hasler Foundation. Our events are sponsored by ENKOM AG and the following federal offices: FOEN, FOPH and OFCOM. An external body, the Scientific Committee, decides on the research funding awards. Our financial backers are not members of the Scientific Committee nor are they informed about the Committee’s deliberations. This firewall guarantees the absolute independence of all funding decisions.


    Foundation Board

    In addition to scientists (four university representatives) there is a representative from each of the industrial sponsors, the federal authorities (FOEN, FOPH and OFCOM) and the NGOs (Konsumentenforum kf, Schweizer Heimatschutz, Krebsliga Schweiz, Ingenieure Hospital Schweiz, Verband Schweizerischer Elektrizitätsunternehmen).

    The Foundation Board elects members of the Scientific Committee, determines the research funding and Administrative Office’s budget, deals with appeals from project applicants and decides on whether or not researchers should be excluded from project funding in the case of gross breaches of contract.

    Prof. Dr. Primo Schär 

    Universität Basel
    Departement Biomedizin
    Institut für Biochemie und Genetik
    Mattengasse 28
    CH-4058 Basel

    Phone: 061/ 267 07 67
    Fax: 061/ 267 35 66

    Prof. Dr. Brigitta Danuser 

    Université de Lausanne
    Faculté de biologie et médecine
    Quartier UNIL-Epalinges, Rte de la Corniche 2
    CH-1066 Epalinges


    Dr. Hugo Lehmann 

    Swisscom AG
    Head Mobile Access & Testlab STS 121
    CH-3050 Bern Swisscom

    Phone: 079/ 616 04 32
    Fax: 031/ 892 39 17

    Prof. Dr. Jürg Leuthold 

    ETH Zürich
    Institut für Elektromagnetische Felder (IEF)
    Gloriastrasse 35, ETZ K 81
    CH-8092 Zürich

    Phone: 044/ 633-8010
    Fax: 044/ 632 11 98

    Dr. rer. nat. Rolf Marti 

    Krebsliga Schweiz
    Geschäftsführer Stiftung Krebsforschung Schweiz
    Postfach 8219
    Effingerstrasse 40
    CH-3001 Bern

    Phone: 031/ 389 91 45
    Fax: 031/ 389 91 60

    Dr. Michael Moser 

    Bundesamt für Energie BFE
    Elektrizität, Wasserkraft und Kernenergie
    Mühlestrasse 4
    CH-3063 Ittigen

    Phone: 058/ 465 36 23
    Fax: 058/ 463 25 00

    Prof. Dr. Daniel Süss 

    ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
    Departement Angewandte Psychologie
    Psychologisches Institut
    Leiter Psychologisches Institut
    Pfingstweidstrasse 96
    CH-8037 Zürich

    Phone: 058/ 934 83 36
    Fax: 058/ 934 84 39

    Scientific Committee

    The Scientific Committe of the Foundation consists of 8 persons in maximum. Apart from a delegate of the Foundation Board (that must not be an industry, NGO or authority representative) and the Executive Officer of the Foundation, the Committee consists of up to 6 external experts from Academia.

    The Scientific Committee has the following duties and competences:

    • Evaluation of the incoming research proposals
    • Selection of external reviewers, if required
    • Decision taking about research funding
    • Advocate of funding decisions

    Prof. Dr. Peter Achermann 

    Universität Zürich
    Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie
    Winterthurerstrasse 190
    CH-8057 Zürich

    Phone: 044/ 635 59 54
    Fax: 044/ 635 57 07

    Prof. Dr. habil. Urs Dahinden 

    Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft HTW Chur
    Schweiz.Institut für Informatioinswissenschaft SII
    Ringstrasse / Pulvermühlestrasse 57
    CH-7004 Chur

    Phone: 081/ 286 39 02
    Fax: 081/ 286 24 00 /

    Dr. Gregor Dürrenberger 

    Forschungsstiftung Strom und Mobilkommunikation
    c/o ETH Zürich, ETZ, K89
    Gloriastrasse 35
    CH-8092 Zürich

    Phone: 044/ 632 28 15
    Fax: 044/ 632 11 98

    Dr. Jürg Fröhlich 

    Fields at Work GmbH
    Sonneggstr. 60
    CH-8006 Zürich

    Phone: 044/ 382 38 31
    Fax: 044/ 632 11 98

    Dr. Anke Huss 

    University of Utrecht
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences
    Yalelaan 2, PO Box 50178
    NL-3508 TD Utrecht

    Phone: 0031 - 30/ 253 8461
    Fax: 0031 - 30/ 253 9499

    Prof. Dr. Meike Mevissen 

    Universität Bern
    Abteilung Veterinär-Pharmakologie u. Toxikologie
    Postfach 8466
    Professor and Head, Division Vet.-Pharmacology & T
    Längasstrasse 124
    CH-3012 Bern

    Phone: 031/ 631 22 31
    Fax: 031/ 631 2630

    Prof. Dr. Michael Siegrist 

    Präsident des Stiftungsrates
    ETH Zürich Institute for Environmental Decisions
    CHN J 76.3
    Universitätsstrasse 16
    CH-8092 Zürich ETH-Zentrum

    Phone: 044/ 632 63 21
    Fax: 044/ 632 10 29

    Dr. David Schürmann 

    Universität Basel
    Departement Biomedizin
    Institut für Biochemie und Genetik
    Mattengasse 28
    CH-4058 Basel

    Phone: 061/ 695 30 60
    Fax: 061/ 267 35 66

    Administrative Office

    The Foundation Office is responsible for the daily activities of the FSM.

    It carries out and implements all business according to the Foundation goals and the decisions taken by the Foundation Board and the Scientific Committee.

    Specific duties concern: Organisation of the research calls and controlling of the funded research activities, communication of research results and the state of scientific knowledge in both expert and public contexts, research and consulting activities. For a detailed description of the duties of the Foundation Office see: Office, for a description of the offered services see: Services.