UNIL Awards and Distinctions in 2014

Alexandru Deftu receives the Sciex Science Slam Award 2014

Alexandru Deftu, a PhD doctoral student on a Sciex exchange program with Romania, has received the award for his work on the involvement of immune cells in the development of chronic pain in the spinal cord.

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Award 2014 - Alexandru Deftu receives the Sciex Science Slam Award 2014
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Lausanne Medical Teaching (LMT) Awards: Recognition for the UNIL's teachers of medicine

At the presentation ceremony for the Lausanne Medical Teaching (LMT) Awards, ten teachers of the pre-graduate medical course received awards for the excellence of their didactic rhetoric or their course support work.

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Award 2014 - Lausanne Medical Teaching (LMT) Awards: Recognition for the UNIL's teachers of medicine
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Award for IST and the Infectious Diseases Department

Gaëlle Vacher, a post-doctoral biologist at the Swiss-French University Institute for Work and Health (IST) and the Infectious Diseases Department of the Lausanne University Hospital, won the award for the best oral presentation at the 3rd International Congress of Public Health in Porto.

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Award 2014 - Award for IST and the Infectious Diseases Department

The Lundbeck Institute Prize for Psychiatry 2014 awarded to Dr Eva Choong

The Lundbeck Institute Prize for Psychiatry 2014 was awarded to Dr Eva Choong in the context of the research conducted by the group led to Chin Bin Eap, FBM Associate Professor at the Psychiatric Neuroscience Centre (NOC) of the Lauanne University Hospital.

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Award 2014 - The Lundbeck Institute Prize for Psychiatry 2014 awarded to Dr Eva Choong

National award to encourage research in ophthalmology

Carlo Rivolta, Privat-Docent and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medical Genetics of the UNIL, and Corinne Kostic, PhD at the Jules-Gonin Ophthalmic Hospital, have received the 2014 SWISS OphthAWARD which encourages young researchers.

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Award 2014 - National award to encourage research in ophthalmology

Prof. Henrik Kaessmann receives the 2014 Cloëtta Prize

The Professor Dr Max Cloëtta Foundation this year singles out two high-ranking researchers for the 2014 Cloëtta Prize. One of the recipients, Henrik Kaessmann, is a Full Professor at the Centre for Integrative Genomics (CIG) at the UNIL.

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Award 2014 - Prof. Henrik Kaessmann receives the 2014 Cloëtta Prize

Award from the Académie française for Mr Christian Michel

A Full Professor in History of Art at the UNIL, Christian Michel receives the 2014 Eugène Carrière Prize from the Académie française, which each year pays tribute to the author of a work in the field of history of art.

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Award 2014 - Award from the Académie française for Mr Christian Michel

Pierre Margot obtains prestigious award

Professor Pierre Margot, director of the School of Criminal Justice, was recently singled out to receive the John A. Dondero Memorial Award. This recognition confirms the impact which research conducted at the UNIL has on the world of forensics.

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Award 2014 - Pierre Margot obtains prestigious award

More than 2 million Swiss francs for the project led by Prof. Norman Schürhoff

The research team led by Prof. N. Schürhoff (HEC, UNIL), H. Hau (University of Geneva), L. Mancini (EPFL), A. Ranaldo and J. Wrampelmeyer (University of St.Gallen) won the competition to obtain the “Sinergia 2014 Grant” offered by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

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Award 2014 - More than 2 million Swiss francs for the project led by Prof. Norman Schürhoff

Antoine Guisan named Highly Cited Researcher 2014 by Thomson Reuters

As a member of this list Antoine Guisan, Associate Professor at the FBM in the Department of Ecology and Evolution of UNIL, also features among the most influential scientific minds of the year 2014.

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Award 2014 - Antoine Guisan named Highly Cited Researcher 2014 by Thomson Reuters

Prof. Castañer receives two awards for article

Professor Xavier Castañer recently won the Best Paper award at the EURAM annual conference and the Best Paper award presented by Corporate Governance SIG.

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Award 2014 - Prof. Castañer receives two awards for article

IEPI succession at UNIL singled out by the Swiss Academy of Human and Social Sciences

On 23 and 24 May 2014, the Swiss Academy of Human and Social Sciences (ASSH) presented the Succession Award to Dr Jan Rosset, Dr Nathalie Giger and Dr Julian Bernauer for their joint article, which was praised for the exceptional quality of its research.

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Award 2014 - IEPI succession at UNIL singled out by the Swiss Academy of Human and Social Sciences

Best paper award pour Fabio Daolio, David Iclanzan et Marco Tomassini

The three researchers in the HEC Faculty won the Best Publication award in April 2014 at the EvoCOP Conference in Grenada in Spain, Europe’s most important event focused on bio-inspired calculation methods.

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Award 2014 - Best paper award pour Fabio Daolio, David Iclanzan et Marco Tomassini
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Sophie Martin awarded the EMBO gold medal

Still under 40 years of age, Sophie Martin is honoured once again by the international scientific community for her research into the fundamental mechanisms that regulate the organization and development of cells.

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Award 2014 - Sophie Martin awarded the EMBO gold medal

The Leenaards "Junior Clinical Scientist 2014" grant goes to Dr Antoine Schneider

A young clinical practitioner and researcher in the Adult Intensive Care Department of Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), Antoine Schneider has been awarded a Leenaards grant which will enable him to cut down on clinical work in order to spend more time on research in the field of renal perfusion.

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Award 2014 - The Leenaards "Junior Clinical Scientist 2014" grant goes to Dr Antoine Schneider
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Micah Murray rewarded for his work

Micah Murray, an Associate Professor in the FBM (CHUV-UNIL Biomedical Imaging Centre) and Prof. Christoph S. Herrmann (University of Oldenburg, Germany) received the Research Award of the Ligue suisse pour le cerveau, worth Sfr 20,000.00.

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Award 2014 - Micah Murray rewarded for his work
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Alice McPherson, recipient of the 2014 Gonin Medal

The first woman to receive this distinction awarded every four years, Prof. Alice R. McPherson, president of the Retina Research Foundation, was nominated by the International Council of Ophthalmology to receive the 2015 Gonin Medal.

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Award 2014 - Alice McPherson, recipient of the 2014 Gonin Medal

Ruud B. van Heeswijk, winner of the 2014 Pfizer Research Award

Ruud B. van Heeswijk, a postdoctoral student at the Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Research Centre (CVMR) in the FBM at UNIL, was presented by the Pfizer Research Awards Foundation with the Pfizer Research Award for the excellence of his work in the field of the cardiovascular system, urology and nephrology.

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Award 2014 - Ruud B. van Heeswijk, winner of the 2014 Pfizer Research Award
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2014 Friedrich Miescher Award presented to Sophie Martin

The Friedrich Miescher Award of the Swiss Society of Molecular and Cellular Bioscience is presented each year to a young researcher who has carried out research in Switzerland. It went this year to Sophie Martin, Associate Professor in the FBM of UNIL, for her work on the spatial organization of cells.

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Award 2014 - 2014 Friedrich Miescher Award presented to Sophie Martin

Professor Solange Ghernaouti awarded the Legion of Honor

Solange Ghernaouti, professor in information systems at the UNIL Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC), joined the National Order of the Legion of Honor on January 1, 2014.

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Award 2014 - Professor Solange Ghernaouti awarded the Legion of Honor
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