About us


Jannis Fischer and Max Ahnen

ETH Zurich PhD graduates and former Pioneer Fellows Fischer and Ahnen share a drive to transfer their knowledge to society. Working as a civil service nurse, Fischer witnessed, first-hand, the emotional roller-coaster of families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease – one day a patient misplaces his keys and the next he no longer recognizes his family. Ahnen’s impetus is also rooted in family. The expectant father of three aims to make life better for the next generation.


Günther Dissertori

Professor for Particle Physics at ETH Zurich, Dissertori brings 20+ years of experience in particle physics into our project. The current head of the Institute of Particle Physics and Astrophysics at ETH and Deputy Spokesperson of the CMS experiment at CERN.

Werner Lustermann

Senior scientist and responsible for the engineers and technicians pool at the Institute of Particle Physics and Astrophysics, with 20+ years experience. He has a track record of ground breaking detectors included in the CMS experiment at CERN, AMS1 aboard a NASA Space Shuttle Mission, AMS2 operational on the International Space Station, the First G-APD Cherenkov Telescope on La Palma, and the ambitious SAFIR PET scanner.

Bruno Weber

Co-Founder of Swisstrace and Professor at the Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology at University of Zurich, Weber brings together expertise from PET imaging,  biology, and business.

Alfred Buck

Co-Founder of Swisstrace and Professor and Director at the Nuclear Medicine section of the University Hospital Zurich. Buck helps the team build a device from clinicians, for clinicians.