Erwin Böttinger Joins the Wyss Center Geneva as New CEO: Ready to Lead the Way to a Better Future!

The Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering is delighted to welcome Prof. Dr. med. Erwin Böttinger as its new CEO. With a strong background in medicine, innovative research, and a passion for making a positive impact on the world, Prof. Böttinger is perfectly placed to lead the Wyss Center into its next phase of development.

We are confident that under his stewardship, the Wyss Center will continue to make significant advances in the fields of bio- and neuroengineering and create a lasting legacy of scientific and societal progress.

The Wyss Foundation has made a landmark investment of CHF 120 million to further the mission of the Center for Neurotherapeutics: to speed up the development of innovative treatments for brain disorders, with the goal of transforming patients’ lives. This commitment has enabled the Center to appoint a new leader to take the reins and drive forward its mission.

Erwin Schoenegger’s appointment as CEO of the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering will serve as a major catalyzing force in the effort to improve patient care through life science innovation. With his track record of successful technology transfer and his pioneering efforts in research, Erwin is sure to make a positive impact on the Center’s mission to develop and deploy new diagnostics and treatments to improve the lives of many.

Steven E. Hyman, MD, Director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute and Co-Chair of the Wyss Center Executive Board, looks forward to seeing the positive results of Erwin’s leadership in the years to come.

I am honoured to be the leader of the Wyss Center and to have the opportunity to improve the lives of those affected by neurological and mental health disorders. It is a privilege to be able to make a tangible, positive impact on people’s lives, and it is something I am incredibly proud of.

At the Wyss Center, we are on a mission to revolutionize brain health and restore essential neural functions for those suffering from devastating brain disorders. We are partnering with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the University of Geneva and Geneva University Hospital to develop groundbreaking artificial intelligence and bio- and neuroengineering technologies at Campus Biotech. Our bold vision promises to be a catalyst for clinical breakthroughs and to truly transform lives.

Campus Biotech is an innovative center of excellence located in Geneva, Switzerland, that offers a cutting-edge collaborative environment. With state-of-the-art research facilities, start-ups and industrial partnerships are encouraged to come together to share ideas and create groundbreaking solutions. It is a hub of creativity and innovation that is pushing boundaries in neuroscience.

Prof. Böttinger is a pioneer in the field of personalized medicine, with a focus on genomics and digital technologies. He was the driving force behind the establishment of the Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine and the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mount Sinai, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

He also served as founding director of the Digital Health Center at the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering and University Potsdam, and CEO of the Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany. His impressive career has seen him become a leader in the development of cutting-edge medical solutions that will shape the future of healthcare.

Prof. Böttinger has taken the reins as the new CEO, succeeding Dr. Mary Tolikas who stepped down in 2022. With a wealth of experience and a commitment to excellence, Prof. Böttinger is poised to lead the company to even greater heights.

About the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering

The Wyss Center is an independent, non-profit research organization that is dedicated to revolutionizing the lives of those with brain disorders. Through groundbreaking research and innovation, the Wyss Center strives to bring about transformative therapies that will drastically improve the lives of those affected by brain disorders.

The Center is on a mission to use cutting-edge artificial intelligence, bio- and neuroengineering technologies to restore essential neural functions and provide precision therapeutics to people suffering from neurological and mental health disorders. We are striving to make a true transformation in the lives of those affected by these conditions.

The Wyss Center, based in Geneva’s Campus Biotech, is committed to accelerating innovation and making a lasting impact on clinical care. Through its collaborations with industry, clinicians and faculty both at home in Switzerland and around the globe, the Center is leading the charge towards a brighter future in healthcare.

The Wyss Center was made possible by an incredible gift from Hansjörg Wyss, the Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist. Generous support from other funding agencies and other sources has enabled the Wyss Center to fulfill its mission, making a lasting impact on the world.

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