CLP Lifescience Committee

Clinique La Prairie is regarded as a leading destination for people seeking improved health and longer lives through the result of nine decades of scientific research and clinical experience.

Science has been part and parcel of Clinique La Prairie since its inception. Its foundations are based on the work of Dr Paul Niehans, a pioneer in cell therapy, followed by that of a team of internationally renowned scientists who have contributed to the research with a special focus on the Revitalisation program. For over 20 years, Prof. Ernst Theodor Rietschel, has been heading Clinique La Prairie’s scientific committee, collaborating with international experts and clinicians in the fields of research medicine and biosciences.

The international Scientific Advisory Board is composed of the most expert researchers and clinicians, as well as advisers among the finest in their respective fields. Their research has contributed to developing refined and purified formula containing only biologically active substances for the CLP Extract, the essential element administered nowadays orally under the Revitalisation program at the clinic. The proprietary CLP Extract is only available at Clinique La Prairie in Montreux.

Our scientific research. now includes the fields of lifescience, drawing upon a team of specialists in various fields related to medicine, nutrition, biochemistry, immunology, genetics, pharmacology and, more recently, nutrigenomics. The areas of interest focus in particular on innovative nutraceuticals, genetics, epigenetics and immunostimulatory therapy. Several products have recently been launched at Clinique La Prairie to optimize nutritional support, and research projects continue in an effort to determine how these innovations can be used to promote longevity and to contribute to diverse prevention therapies.

Meet our Scientific Committee

PROF. DR. H.C. MULT. Ernst Theodor Rietschel - Head of scientific team

Ernst Theodor RietschelProf. Rietschel has supported the scientific research of CLP for over 20 years. For his work he was awarded a number of honors including the "Ordre pour le Merite" from the Republic of France, the First Class Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Japanese order of the Rising Sun (Golden Rays) with Neck Ribbon.

Prof. Nicola Vanini (Immunosenescence)

Prof. Nicola VaniniNicola Vannini's lab aims to identify the underpinning metabolic mechanisms inducing T cell defects during aging. His lab is focussed on identifying the metabolic pathways regulating hematopoietic stem and immune cells function. The core of the Vannini's lab research stems from the belief that metabolic dysfunction acquired during aging represents an important barrier on the bench-to-bedside clinical success.

Prof. Draganski Bogdan (Neuroscientist)

Prof. Draganski BogdanAssociate professor Bogdan Draganski, native Bulgarian, is Consultant in Neurology at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, Director of the neuroimaging laboratory LREN. After qualifying in Clinical Neurology in Germany he spent time working on computational anatomy research in neurodegenerative and movement disorders at the Institute of Neurology, UCL London followed by research at the Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig. 

Dr. Folli Silvio (Cellular Genomics and Longevity)

Dr. Folli SilvioDr S. Folli taught during eight years at the Institute of Sports Sciences and Physical Education (ISSEP) at the University of Lausanne. He still teaches at the Health and Sport Center (CASS) of the University and of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne and at the Federal Sports School (EFSM) in Macolin. In addition, since 1996, Dr S. Folli has been a delegate for the Swiss Olympic Association (A.O.S.) for nutritional analyzes, advice and supplementation for elite athletes.

Prof. Julijana Ivanisevic (Metabolomics and aging)

Prof. Julijana IvanisevicJulijana Ivanisevic is a Metabolomics group (MEP) leader and Senior Lecturer (MER I) at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine at UNIL. As a biologist trained in chemistry and evolving in the field of metabolomics for the past ten years, the most prominent aspect of her work constitutes the translation of mass spectrometry (MS) data into the biochemically and physiologically relevant information. The main interest of MEP team is to advance the knowledge on sex differences, across human polar metabolome and lipidome.

Dr. Justin Carrard (Regenerative Sports Medicine)

Dr. Justin CarrardDr. Justin Carrard is Sport and Exercise Physician working as a postdoctoral researcher and principal lecturer at the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, Switzerland. His research mainly focuses on the metabolic determinants of healthy ageing and active living. Dr. Carrard is passionate about the power of exercise to age healthier, treat chronic diseases and injuries, by focusing on Exercise & Lipid Metabolism, Healthy Ageing, Overtraining & MSK Ultrasound.

Mrs. Tanackovic Goranka (Genetics)

Mrs. Tanackovic GorankaGoranka Tanackovic Abbas-Terki was trained as a scientist and holds PhD degrees from the University of Zagreb and University of Geneva. In parallel with her PhD studies, she successfully completed an entrepreneurship program at Babson College, Wellesley, USA. Since 2011, she is the CEO of Gene Predictis, a pioneering Swiss company specialized in precision medicine offering innovative diagnostic tools based on genetics that allow tailored treatments for patients.