Life Sciences Switzerland is the society that supports researchers by organising events and workshops, distributing young investigator travel grants and providing a network to foster scientific exchange.
If you are a PhD and interested in joining "the" conference in your field abroad, this is your chance to receive funding for the entire trip.
Apply here: www.ls2.ch/funding/travel-grants
Join us for our next LS2 Annual Meeting in Zurich, Campus Irchel, on the 2-3 February 2017!
The Annual Meeting covers all aspects of the Life Sciences and we're proud to feature next year:
As every year, we are expecting 500+ participants & 100+ posters!
Registration is open now at
We look forward to seeing you!
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To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of nucleic acids, the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences section of Life Sciences Switzerland (formerly SSMCB) has created the Friedrich-Miescher-Award.
The prize is intended to honour young biochemists and is donated by the Friedrich-Miescher-Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation in Basel.
The following guidelines apply for nominations:
The Friedrich-Miescher-Award may be awarded once every year to a young scientist for outstanding achievements in biochemistry.
Candidates are eligible who have not yet reached the age of 40 years (for women with children 42) on January 1st of the award year.
Preference will be given to candidates with a documented record of independent research.
The scientific work must have been carried out in Switzerland or by Swiss scientists abroad.
Applications or nominations, including a letter stating the relevance of the candidate's scientific work, his/her CV, list of publication and embedded links to the four most relevant publications should be submitted by November 1st, 2016 by e-mail as a single PDF file to the secretary of the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences section of LS2:
Prof. Dr. Daniel Legler [email@example.com], Biotechnology Institute Thurgau (BITg) at the University of Konstanz, Unterseestrasse 47, CH-8280 Kreuzlingen.
1. Prize oral presentation: Hongbo Zhang / 1200 CHF for private usage +1400 CHF as travel grant
2. Prize oral presentation: Monica Bulla / 800CHF +1400 CHF as travel grant
3. Prize oral presentation: Echrak Hichri / 400 CHF +1400 CHF as travel grant
Poster prize: Ilaria Orlando / 600 CHF +1400 CHF as travel grant
Please find the pictures of the winners here:
YIA Award Winners 2016