F4LABMED is a non-profit organization founded in September 2012 by Professor Nicolas Vuilleumier, specialist in internal and laboratory medicine. He currently works as a chief physician at the division of laboratory medicine at the University Hospitals of Geneva and leads a research group on cardiovascular biomarkers at the Geneva Faculty of Medicine. He's been awarded the prestigious Leenaards prize in 2014 for his translational medical research. Since 2018, he is president of the Swiss Society of Clinical Chemistry (SSCC).

The foundation Board

  • Prof. Nicolas Vuilleumier, president
    Medical doctor (HUG)
  • Mrs Audrey Vuilleumier-Fortis, secretary
    Privat manager
  • Mr Stefano Lembo, treasurer
    Tax lawyer (Pictet & Cie)
  • Prof. Patrice Lalive d'Epinay, medical adviser
    Medical doctor (HUG)


The scientific committee

  • Prof. Patrice Lalive d'Epinay,
    physician, Neuro-immunology Unit (HUG)
  • Dr Stéphane Emonet,
    physician, Infectious diseases Service (HUG)
  • Dr Michel Rossier, PD
    chief biologist, Dpt of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology (ICH, Valais)
  • Dr Pierre Lescuyer, 
    pharmacist, Toxicology, Dpt of Laboratory Medicine (HUG)
  • Prof. Martin Hersberger, PhD
    Head of Clinical Chemistry and Biochemistry, Univesity Children's Hospital Zurich (KISPI, UZH)
  • Prof. Fabrizio Montecucco,
    physician, (Università degli Studi di Genova, Italie)

    Director: Prof. Nicolas Vuilleumier

The committee of honorary 

  • Prof. Huguette de Barjac (†), honorary member, head of research unit at the Insitut Pasteur (Paris, France)

The supervisory bodies

  • Fiduciaire du Mandement SA
    15 rue des Sablières
    Case Postale 54
    1242 Satigny

  • The Supervisory Authority
    Federal Department of Home Affairs (DHA )
    Oversight of foundations
    Inselgasse 1 3003 Bern

Tax status

F4LABMED Foundation is state-approved and is under federal supervision. It is exempt from taxes on gifts and inheritances.