Awards, honors, prizes Archive


Congratulations to W. Herr who was named Prof. Emeritus from Aug. 1, 2018

Twelve professors from the Faculty of Biology and Medicine were named Professors Emeritus at the University of Lausanne from the 1st of Aug. 2018.

Their career and personality left their mark on the FBM. 

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(Top left to bottom right: Lazare Benaroyo, Jacques Besson, Bernard Burnand, Michel Burnier, Gian Dorta, Winship Herr, Pierre Magistretti, Pascal Meylan, Michel Monod, Nicolas Perrin, Laurent Schild et François Vingerhoets)
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Congratulations to W.Herr on his double prize!

The CIG is very proud to inform you that Professor Winship Herr was awarded a double prize from his 1st-year students at the Ecole de Médecine. He was praised for his rhetoric and his availability.
Congratulations to him!

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Congratulations to Roman !

Roman Arguello (RB) got a Prof boursier SNSF fellowship to join the DEE (UNIL).
We all wish him the best in his project: A New System for Studying the Evolution of Neural Circuits.

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Congratulations to Jacques Dubochet on his Nobel Prize!


Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson are awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 for their development of an effective method for generating three-dimensional images of the molecules of life. Using cryo-electron microscopy, researchers can now freeze biomolecules midmovement and portray them at atomic resolution. This technology has taken biochemistry into a new era.

The CIG is very proud of the Ombudsman of its post-doctoral fellows and would like to warmly congratulate Jacques Dubochet on his Nobel Prize.

A Facebook live with J. Dubochet is organised by the UNIL on Oct. 6, 2017 at 17:00: 

Further information available in the media:

Press release:  
Link to the FBM actu: 
24 Heures (1): 
24 Heures (2): 
La Côte: 
Le Monde: 



Prix Schläfli

Dear Sir or Madam,

The Prix Schlaefli, one of the oldest
 science prizes in Switzerland (since 1866), is awarded by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) to young scientists for excellent articles resulting from PhDs in
 the following natural sciences disciplines: 

• Biology

• Chemistry
• Geosciences with a focus on the theme ’A Habitable Planet’
• Pure or Applied Mathematics.

Deadline of application: 31 October 2017

More information can be found on our website

Best regards

Dr Anne Jacob


B. Thorens received the Claude Bernard Medal at the 54th EASD Annual Meeting

Bernard Thorens, Professeur ordinaire au Centre intégratif de génomique (CIG) de l’UNIL, se voit décerner le Prix Claude Bernard de l’EASD (European Association for the Study of Diabetes) dans le cadre du meeting de cette association qui se tient cette année à Lisbonne, au Portugal, du 11 au 15 septembre 2017. 

Lien vers l’Actu UNIL

Lien vers le site de l’EASD

bernard thorens