Awards, honors, prizes Archive


2021 Ph.D. Thesis Award -Deadline 31 October 2021

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Congratulations to Violeta Castelo Szekely on her Prof. H.A. Guénin award !

Dr Violeta Castelo Szekely finally received her H. Guenin prize, awarded to her in June 2020. This prize is intended to reward a PhD student who stood out for the excellence of his/her diploma work and thesis in animal biology.

The next Guenin prize will be awarded during the CIG Symposium 2022 at the Genopode.

Further information on the ceremony held Sep. 21, 2021:


Génopode retreat 2021: best poster prizes

The prizes for the best posters were given this year at the Génopode Retreat in Les Diablerets (Sept. 9 & 10, 2021) to:

1st prize: poster #23, Robin Hofmeister, “Parent-of-origin inference in the UK biobank”

2nd prize : poster #31, Daehan Lee, “Evolution of drosophilid central brains”

Congratulations to both of them!!!


Congratulations to Katharina Huber on her Postdoctoral Fellowship Award !

Katharina Huber received the Erwin Schrödinger Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) in July 2021. 

The award, named after the Austrian Nobel Prize winner Erwin Schrödinger, is bestowed to highly qualified scientists working at foreign research institutions during their postdoctoral phase.

Her project entitled “Control of glutamine metabolism by E2F transcription factor-1” highlights the crosstalk between cell cycle regulators and specific metabolic pathways. 

Further information about the grant:


Congratulations to Chiara!

Chiara Auwerx (AR) received an Early Career Award at the European Society of Human Genetics’ annual conference held Aug. 28-31, 2021.

She received the Lodewijk Sandkuijl Award, which is bestowed since 2004 to the author of the best presentation within the field of complex disease genetics and statistical genetics. Her presentation, entitled “The impact of copy number variants on complex human traits”, highlighted how copy number variants shape traits in healthy populations.

Note that she will give you an overview of her findings at the upcoming retreat of the Genopode building.

Further information about the event:


Congratulations to Christophe Dessimoz on his Optimus Agora prize!

Prof . Christophe Dessimoz’s lab will receive in September 2021 the prize Optimus Agora during the ScienceComm’2021 in Fribourg.

Further information on the UNIL’s “L’actu” magazine: