Awards, honors, prizes Archive

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SIB Bioinformatics Awards 2023 – Deadline 31.01.2023

To promote excellence, diversity and innovation in the field of bioinformatics, SIB created the SIB Bioinformatics Awards to acknowledge international early career bioinformaticians and ground-breaking resources.

The SIB Awards honour bioinformatics excellence, diversity and innovation in three categories:

  • PhD Paper Award – an award that recognizes an outstanding paper published by a PhD student in the area of in silico analysis of biological sequences, structures or processes. More information
  • Early Career Bioinformatics Award – an award to recognize the excellence and promising nature of an international researcher’s early career, based on one or several projects and/or papers focusing on the in silico analysis of biological sequences, structures or processes. More information
  • Bioinformatics Innovative Resource Award – an award that recognizes newly developed bioinformatics resources with an important impact on life science research or the clear potential to make such an impact. More information

Call for entries: 1 November 2022 – 31 January 2023

Candidates from the global bioinformatics community are encouraged to apply for these prestigious awards. Besides a cash prize, all laureates will be invited to present their work at the [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference from 11 – 13 September 2023 in Basel, Switzerland.

Follow the latest news and announcements related to the SIB Awards on SIB’s website, LinkedIn and under @ISBSIB on Twitter (#SIBawards).

Watch the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsjXksMxSwg

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Friedrich Miescher Award 2023 – call for nominations for young biochemists

The call for the Friedrich Miescher Award 2023 is open.
This award is intended to honour young biochemists (under 40) for outstanding achievements in biochemistry.
The deadline for nominations is October 31st , 2022.

More details in the attached pdf.:

Regulations and past winners are available here: https://www.ls2.ch/funding/awards

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Congratulations to Katharina Huber on her Rückenwind Funding Bonus

Katharina Huber received the Rückenwind Funding Bonus from the the alpha+ Foundation and Austrian Science Fund (FWF) in July 2022. 

The award is bestowed to highly qualified scientists in the field of biology and medicine and further promotes the career development, the international networking, and the knowledge transfer of FWF-funded Erwin Schrödinger fellows.

Further information about the grant: https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/about-the-fwf/private-donations-to-research/funding-opportunities-alpha-foundation/rueckenwind-funding-bonus

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Congratulations to Martina and Thomas on their FBM awards 2022!


We are very proud to announce that the Young Researcher in Basic Sciences and Equality awards were rewarded to two brilliant CIG researchers: Martina Legris and Thomas Auer

Martina Legris received in June 2022 the “Young Researcher in Basic Sciences” Award for her work showing how the class of plant photoreceptors known as phototropins control leaf curvature depending on light direction.


Thomas Auer received the “Equality Award” in recognition of his significant contribution to enhancing a workplace culture of equality, diversity and inclusion

Complete list of awards: https://www.unil.ch/fbm/fr/home/menuinst/vie-facultaire/prix–distinctions/fbm-awards/laureats-2022.html

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Congratulations to Claudia on her EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship!

Who is Claudia?

Dr Claudia Salat Canela started a year ago in the Vještica lab as a postdoctoral researcher. See her introduction: https://www.genomyx.ch/welcome-to-claudia/

The CIG is very proud that she got this highly competitive grant and sends her its warmest congratulations!

What is this fellowship?

EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships support excellent postdoctoral researchers throughout Europe and the world for a period of up to two years. International mobility is a key requirement.
The fellowship includes a salary or stipend, a relocation allowance and support for fellows with children. Awardees can attend an EMBO Laboratory Leadership course and become part of the global network of EMBO Fellows.

Further information on this grant: https://www.embo.org/funding/fellowships-grants-and-career-support/postdoctoral-fellowships/

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Science & SciLifeLab Prize, Deadline 15.07.2022

Apply for the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists, an annual prize awarded to early-career scientists.
The prize is presented in four categories: Cell and Molecular Biology, Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology Approaches, Ecology and Environment, and Molecular Medicine.

The winners will have their essays published by Science, win up to USD 30’000 and be invited to Sweden in December 2022 to participate in a unique week filled with events in honor of science.

Further information on this website: https://scienceprize.scilifelab.se/about-young-scientist-prize/