12. März 2018

Call for Submission: 10th R. Geigy Award 2018
The R. Geigy Foundation is looking for candidates elegible for the 10th R. Geigy Award.

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31. August 2071

No roots, no fruits! Final Lecture of Prof. Dr. Marcel Tanner
On Friday, 15 December 2017 Marcel Tanner, President of the R. Geigy Foundation will deliver his final lecture at the University of Basel

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06. November 2017

Invitation - Preview of the Documentary "Why Rudolf Geigy left for Africa"
It's with great pleasure that we invite you to the preview of the documentary "Why Rudolf Geigy left for Africa" by Stéphane Kleeb

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11. September 2017

Start of an implementation research course in Bukavu
On Monday, 11 September 2017 the RGS founded project "Connecting the Dots" will embark on an implementation research course in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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August 2017

Documentary "At night, the soul flies further" shortlisted at the International Film Festival on Disability in Cannes
The R. Geigy-Foundation supported documentary "At night, the soul flies further" by Peter Jaeggi shown in full length in Cannes.

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July 2017

Manuel Hetzel, epidemiologist at Swiss TPH, receives Venia Docendi of the University of Basel
Manuel Hetzel from Swiss TPH gets the Venia Docendi of the University of Basel. His career has been substantially supported by the R. Geigy Foundation.

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July 2015

R. Geigy-Award 2016 honours the fight against neglected diseases
Giovanna Raso and Jean Coulibaly are conferred the R. Geigy-Award 2016. The R. Geigy-Foundation honours their efforts to overcome neglected helminth infections in Côte d’Ivoire.

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Prof. Dr. Marcel Tanner

Secretary General
Dr. Lukas Meier

Rudolf Geigy, Tanzania 1964
Field Visit, Tanzania 2011
R. Geigy searching for mosquito larvae, Thysville, Côte d'Ivoire 1946
Lectures Swiss TPH, Basel
R. Geigy is shown plans for the zoological garden Basel, 1949
Rudolf Geigy malaria expedition, Tanzania 1958
R. Geigy giving a lecture at the Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel 1958
Students conducting a bilharzia field research, Tanzania, 1960s

The foundation's purpose is to support Swiss TPH. It maintains and manages the properties under its ownership and makes them available to Swiss TPH on preferential conditions and on a non-profit basis. The R. Geigy Foundation uses its assets to support Swiss TPH projects, in particular:
- Research and teaching projects
- Publications by staff and doctoral candidates
- Purchases of books for the library and of instruments and apparatuses