Structure

The Strategic Board is responsible for the strategic direction and top management of the Centre. The members of the Strategic Board represent the interests of their institutions and are in a position to support the Centre's strategy implementation within their institutions from a management level. 

The Management Team is responsible for the operative management of the Centre and is composed of the Vice-President of the Strategic Board, the Chair of the Executive Board, as well as the Executive Director.

The Directorate runs the operations of the Centre. It provides administrative support both to the Strategic and Executive Boards and closely collaborates with the Executive Board in its activities.

The members of the Executive Board are animal welfare officers and/or 3Rs experts at the member universities (Nodes) or member organisation. They are in direct contact with students and researchers within the universities and are responsible for implementing the Centre's strategy at the level of the Nodes. 

The members of the Scientific Advisory Board are internationally renowned 3Rs experts who advise the Centre on its research funding and other activities. They have an advisory role and no voting powers.

Dr Jenny Sandström
Dr Jenny Sandström
Executive Director
Dr Armand Mensen
Dr Armand Mensen
Scientific Officer & Deputy Executive Director
Dr Christopher R. Cederroth
Dr Christopher R. Cederroth
Scientific Officer
Kathryn Sadowski
Kathryn Sadowski
Administration and Financial Officer

Dr Kathy Riklin - President
Dr Kathy Riklin - President
Former Member of Nat. Council, former Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Committee for Science, Education and Culture
Prof. Christian Leumann - Vice-President
Prof. Christian Leumann - Vice-President
Rector University of Bern
Dr Birgit Ledermann
Dr Birgit Ledermann
Co-chair of Interpharma Animal Welfare working group Novartis Global Animal Welfare and Compliance 3Rs Leader
Dr René Buholzer
Dr René Buholzer
Chief Executive Officer Interpharma
Prof. Didier Trono
Prof. Didier Trono
Laboratory of Virology and Genetics
Prof. Detlef Günther
Prof. Detlef Günther
Vice President for Research and Corporate Relations of ETH Zurich
Prof. Falko Schlottig
Prof. Falko Schlottig
Director School of Life Sciences, Chair of the Standing Committee Research, Chair Strategic Initiatives at FHNW
Dr Kaspar Jörger
Dr Kaspar Jörger
Head of the Animal Welfare Division
Dr Julika Fitzi-Rathgen
Dr Julika Fitzi-Rathgen
Head of Animals in Research, Genetic Engineering & Veterinary Consulting Unit
Prof. Benedetto Lepori
Prof. Benedetto Lepori
Rector’s delegate for research analysis
Prof. Rolf Zeller
Prof. Rolf Zeller
Department of Biomedicine
Prof. Gregor Rainer
Prof. Gregor Rainer
Dean, Fribourg Centre for Cognition
Prof. Doron Merkler
Prof. Doron Merkler
Associate Professor at the Department of Pathology and Immunology
Prof. Liliane Michalik
Prof. Liliane Michalik
Vice-Rector for Equality, Diversity and Career
Prof. Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer
Prof. Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer
Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
Prof. Urs Hilber
Prof. Urs Hilber
Dean, Head of Department Life Sciences and Facility Management
Simone deMontmollin
Simone deMontmollin
Member of the National Council of Switzerland

Christian Leumann
Christian Leumann
University of Bern, Vice-President Strategic Board
Paulin Jirkof
Paulin Jirkof
University of Zurich, Chairwoman Executive Board
Jenny Sandström
Jenny Sandström
Swiss 3RCC, Executive Director

Dr sc. nat. Paulin Jirkof, EB Chair
Dr sc. nat. Paulin Jirkof, EB Chair
3R coordinator Animal Welfare Department University of Zurich
Dr Homare Yamahachi, EB Vice-Chair
Dr Homare Yamahachi, EB Vice-Chair
Assistant to 3R Coordinator, University of Bern
Dr. sc. nat. vet. med. Annamari Alitalo
Dr. sc. nat. vet. med. Annamari Alitalo
Animal Welfare Officer, ETH Zurich
Dr vet. med. Philippe Bugnon
Dr vet. med. Philippe Bugnon
dipl. SVLAS Head of the education at the Institute of Laboratory Animal Science University of Zurich
Dr. Christelle Cadilhac
Dr. Christelle Cadilhac
Coordinator of the Lemanic Animal Facilities Network (ResAL)
Dr Stéphanie Claudinot
Dr Stéphanie Claudinot
3R coordinator, Dean Office, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne
Dr Santiago F. Gonzalez
Dr Santiago F. Gonzalez
Head of the Infection and Immunity Laboratory, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Università della Svizzera italiana
Dr rer nat. Boris Jerchow
Dr rer nat. Boris Jerchow
Head Vivarium Operations, Novartis Pharma AG
Prof. Dr Michael Raghunath
Prof. Dr Michael Raghunath
Director of the Competence Center for Tissue Engineering (TEDD) at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
Dr Anne Planche Roduit
Dr Anne Planche Roduit
Coordinator of the Swiss Animal Facility Network (SAFN)
Dr med. vet. Anke Rohlfs
Dr med. vet. Anke Rohlfs
Coordinator 3R, Animal Facilities, University of Basel
Dr Daniele Roppolo
Dr Daniele Roppolo
Directeur de l'expérimentation animale Université de Genève
Prof. Dr Laura Suter-Dick
Prof. Dr Laura Suter-Dick
Professor at Applied Sciences University Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)
Dr. Alexandre Widmer
Dr. Alexandre Widmer
3RCC Coordinator, Center of Phenogenomics, Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Prof. Dr Hanno Würbel
Prof. Dr Hanno Würbel
Professor for Animal Welfare, Veterinary Public Health Institute, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern
Dr med. vet. Andrina Zbinden
Dr med. vet. Andrina Zbinden
Animal Welfare Officer at University of Fribourg
Susi Heiden
Susi Heiden
Animal Welfare Officer at the University of Basel

Professor Paul Flecknell - Co-Chair
Professor Paul Flecknell - Co-Chair
Emeritus Professor Newcastle, University Newcastle, United Kingdom
Professor Anna Olsson
Professor Anna Olsson
Professor and group leader at the Laboratory Animal Science
Dr Nathalie Percie du Sert
Dr Nathalie Percie du Sert
Head of Experimental Design and Reporting, National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals
 Dr Tobias Schnitzer
Dr Tobias Schnitzer
Global Head of Comparative Medicine Roche Basel, Switzerland
Dr Jan van der Valk
Dr Jan van der Valk
Director of the 3Rs-Centre Utrecht Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Utrecht University Utrecht, the Netherlands
Professor Robert Hindges
Professor Robert Hindges
Head of the Neural Connectivity and Visual Function Laboratory at King’s College London
Professor Katja Schenke-Layland
Professor Katja Schenke-Layland
Professor of Medical Technologies and Regenerative Medicine at the Medical Faculty of the University Tübingen