Our project aims to research and combat sleeping sickness. Through the acquisition of a crucial DNA sample, we aim for groundbreaking progress toward more effective therapies.

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This is what it's all about.

We are at a crucial point in our research with the potential to save countless lives. Our aim is to acquire a DNA sample containing an essential gene from Trypanosoma brucei, to make groundbreaking strides in combating sleeping sickness.

Why is this so important?

Sleeping sickness, caused by the parasite Trypanosoma brucei, is a devastating disease affecting hundreds of thousands in African countries. Given the global climate change, there’s a concerning possibility it could reach our homeland, Switzerland.

A DNA sample with a unique gene!

Acquiring this DNA sample, containing the crucial gene from Trypanosoma brucei, enables us to conduct intensive research and develop promising therapies. These will be more targeted, effective, and safe.

How can you help?

Our mission can only become a reality with your generous support. The DNA sample costs 600 CHF, and every contribution, big or small, brings us one step closer to our goal.

Your support makes the difference!

Every contribution you make is a step towards a future where sleeping sickness no longer devastates the lives of those affected. Together, we can create real change and bring hope to the hearts of those affected by this dreadful disease.

Share our mission!

Please share this campaign with your friends, and family, and on your social networks. Together, we can generate a wave of support for this life-saving research.

Thank you for your help!

Your generosity means the world to us and to those suffering from sleeping sickness. Together, we can make a difference!

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My project is special because ...

The project is special because it focuses on researching and combating sleeping sickness, a devastating disease that threatens the lives of hundreds of thousands. Our efforts aim to make groundbreaking progress by acquiring a crucial DNA sample from Trypanosoma brucei. This research (Lab Torsten Ochsenreiter, Uni Bern) has the potential to develop more effective and safer therapies, ultimately improving the quality of life for those affected. With global climate change, there is also an increased risk of the disease spreading to new areas, making the project even more urgent. Your support is the key to making a significant difference together and saving lives.


This is what I need backing for.

DNA synthesis enables us to work on targeted therapies that are more effective and safer. Your financial support is thus making a direct impact in the fight against this devastating disease.