Switzerland: The Debiopharm Group Life Sciences Awards 2012

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Switzerland: The Debiopharm Group Life Sciences Awards 2012

Debiopharm Group™ grants each year the Debiopharm Group Life Sciences Award(s) organised in collaboration with the EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland) to encourage excellence amongst researchers in life sciences. The awards has a total value of CHF 100’000 and is currently comprised of one main Award and two junior Awards.
 
This year, the main Award will honour a European investigator below the age of 45 who has
made outstanding contributions in the area of basic or translational research in infectious diseases. It consists of a total of 50‘000 CHF, of which one fifth is a personal award, while the rest will contribute to support the awardee’s research at his/her home institution. A Jury of internationally renowned scientific experts evaluates the applications. Candidates are invited to submit their applications no later than May 1st, 2012 (application – Main Award).
 
The two Junior Awards honour young researchers (postdocs or group leaders) under the age of 33 working at a Swiss institution in the wider area of cellular and molecular biology. The two junior awards consist of a total amont of CHF 25’000 each, of which one fifth is a personal award, while the rest will contribute to support the awardee’s research. A Jury of internationally renowned scientific experts evaluates the applications and invite preselected candidates to EPFL for a short presentation.Candidates are invited to submit their applications no later than April 16th, 2012 (application – Junior Award).
 
The Debiopharm Group Life Sciences Awards are a tribute of Debiopharm Group™ to innovation as the key engine to medical progress, and aim at motivating young innovative European researchers in the field of life sciences. The research performed by the candidates must show therapeutic and industrial potential in life sciences; novelty and originality; as well as importance and significance in connection with targeted therapeutic fields.
 
The 2012 Debiopharm Group Life Sciences Awards will be handed over on the occasion of the EPFL Life Science Symposium 2012 to be held 29-31 August 2012 (for more information please visit http://lss2012.epfl.ch/).
 
Debiopharm Group™ thanks the EPFL School of Life Sciences for its continuous support in the organisation of this Award.

Deadline:May 1st, 2012

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