Honors and Distinctions in 2015

Bernd Bodenmiller, SNSF Assistant Professor of Systems Biology at the Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, received the Robert J. Cotter New Investigator Award 2015 from US HUPO.

Camillo De Lellis, Full Professor of Pure Mathematics, received this year’s Caccioppoli Prize from the Unione Matematica Italiana.

Sara Irina Fabrikant, Full Professor of Geography, was elected vice-president of the Executive Committee of the International Cartographic Association (ICA).

Sara Irina Fabrikant, Full Professor of Geography, was appointed to the Swiss Science and Innovation Council (SSIC) by the Swiss Federal Council.

Beat Keller, Full Professor of Plant Biology, was admitted to the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina).

Henning Jessen, SNSF Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, received the Ruzicka Prize 2015 from ETH Zurich for his work on the synthesis and study of the chemical biology of secondary messengers, especially inositol pyrophosphates.

Lucas Pelkmans, Full Professor at the Institute of Molecular Life Sciences; Stefano Pozzorini, SNSF Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics; Anne Müller, Full Professor at the Institute of Molecular Cancer Research (dual professorship); and Sebastian Jessberger, Associate Professor at the Brain Research Institute (dual professorship) received an SNSF Consolidator Grant.

Distinctions for Members of the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Science Holding Dual Professorships

Martin Jinek, Assistant Professor (with tenure track) at the Department of Biochemistry, received the Friedrich Miescher Prize from the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) for his outstanding contributions to research into microbial defense systems, as co-inventor of the genetic tool CRISPR-Cas9.

Martin Jinek, Assistant Professor (with tenure track) at the Department of Biochemistry, received the Vallee Young Investigator Award from the Vallee Foundation in Boston, USA. This international award recognizes young investigators for their outstanding contributions to biomedical research.

Martin Jinek, Assistant Professor (with tenure track) at the Department of Biochemistry, was appointed an EMBO Young Investigator.

Heini Murer, Professor Emeritus of Physiology, received the Robert W. Berliner Award for Excellence in Renal Physiology from the Renal Section of the American Physiological Society.

Magdalini Polymenidou, SNSF Assistant Professor at the Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, received the Georg-Friedrich Götz Prize 2014 from the University of Zurich. This prize is awarded for outstanding contributions in the field of medical research.

Calls to Professorships at Other Universities

Kim Baldrige, Full Professor at the Department of Chemistry, was called to and was called to and accepted the post of Professor at the School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology of Tianjin University, China.

Lars Hangartner, SNSF Assistant Professor at the Institute of Medical Virology, was called to and was called to and accepted a full professorship at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, USA.

Henning Jessen, SNSF Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, was called to and accepted a full professorship at Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany.

Mark Robinson, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Molecular Biology, was called to, but did not accept, a Canada Research Chair at the University of Victoria, Canada.

Jay Siegel, Full Professor at the Department of Chemistry, was called to and accepted the post of Dean of the School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology of Tianjin University, China.