The Permanent Secretariat

The highly-motivated team of the Permanent Secretariat keeps the Foundation running. It is responsible for handling the day-to-day administration and the maintenance of the headquarters. Its tasks include maintaining contacts with the researchers and third parties and organising the Foundation’s events and award ceremonies.

Carole Liernur: Administrator
Costanza Panbianco: Scientific deputy
Elodie Van Hove: Executive Coordinator
Silvia Plüss: Accounting Manager
Jean-Claude Pizzacalla: Technical assistant (maintenance of buildings and equipment)

For further information, kindly contact the Secretariat via  or by phone: +41 22 704 36 36.