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BERN, Switzerland, November 11 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the "SCIENCEsuisse" project, is presenting profiles of 25 Swiss scientists from the broadest range of disciplines. The focus is on Switzerland's high international reputation as a centre of research. SCIENCEsuisse is an SRG SSR idee suisse initiative, in collaboration with the Swiss National Science Foundation.

SCIENCEsuisse is intended to give readers an insight into what scientists are studying at the beginning of the 21st century. The 25 selected profiles present those scientists whose work has also gained renown beyond Switzerland's borders.

From particle physicists to those in search of a cure for cancer

The short films on allow the scientists themselves to talk extensively about their work, thereby giving the audience an insight into both the individual and their area of research. The following individuals are profiled in the series:

Felicitas Pauss, particle physicist;

Thomas Stocker, environmental physicist;

Laurent Keller, evolutionary biologist;

Rolf Pfeifer, robotics expert;

Denis Duboule, developmental biologist;

Manuel Eisner, criminologist;

Pierre Thomann, physicist;

Carlo Catapano, cancer research scientist;

Othmar Keel, biblical scientist;

Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz, astrophysicists;

Ernst Fehr, economic scientist;

Michael Gratzel, chemist;

Antonio Lanzavecchia, immunologist;

Ulrike Lohmann, atmospheric physicist;

Susan Gasser, geneticist;

Bernard Hirschel, physician;

Gottfried Boehm, art historian and philosopher;

Christian Schonenberger, physicist;

Carel van Schaik, anthropologist;

Alumit Ishai, research neuroscientist;

Martine Rahier, insectologist;

Martin Schwab, neuroscientist;

Brigitte Studer, historian;

Klaus Scherer, psychologist;

Adrian Pfiffner, geologist.

The English editorial team at has translated the profiles, which were originally produced in Switzerland's national languages, into English. Swissinfo will be presenting a new profile of a Swiss scientist every Monday up to 13 April 2009.

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