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Research Grant Applications

The same Research Grant Proposal has been submitted to the Swiss National Science Foundation (www.snf.ch; Oct. 2009), to the Foundation Pierre Mercier (www.fondationmercier.ch/; Dec. 2009) and to the Ligue Suisse contre le Cancer (www.liguecancer.ch/fr; Feb. 2010).

All the above Foundation declined to support our research proposal.

The scientific Committee of the Fondation Pierre Mercier have decided to support basic research rather than (our) translational research and researchers in temporary job position rather than investigators with permanent positions. Logically, our proposal was not reviewed. I fully understand.
The Swiss National Science Foundation did not send our proposal for review and give some kind of awkward and weird explanation (...).
The 4 reviewers from the Ligue Suisse contre le Cancer gave some good criticisms beside the fact that some are usual and generic: not really new, not sure that it can be done etc... One reviewer was really supportive, the others rather neutral or negative.

Now , we are facing to show that :
Yes, We can .... because ... Yes, we are doing it ...  (according to our publications peer-reviewed, in press or in preparation)
Sadly, our research will progress at least ...  twice slower.

Main and additional documents of our research can be found below:

The Current status of research in the field in which the work is planned can be found in the recently published review: Curr Cancer Drug Targets. 2009;9:652-74. Please, click here to find this review.

The Research Plan of the grant proposed to the Swiss National Science Foundation can be found here.

A complete publication list of the first applicant of the submitted grant can be found here.

The Competencies  of the Applicants and the Partners of the Research Proposal submitted to the Swiss National Science Foundation. Click here.

There are 4 collaborators  who are thoroughly involved in the reserach project and 8 partners . Please, the Letters of Intent / Support of the partners can be found here . Partners are not co-applicants but are involved in this research. They are part of a starting network concerning the fate of drugs in cancer cells.

The References  of the Research Plan of the Grant Proposal submitted to the Swiss National Science Foundation. Please, click here.

The Biobanque of Lausanne at CHUV is a partner of qMSF in the purchase of patients tumor tissues for qMSF research.

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