Scientific further education: 13 MD-PhD grants awarded

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Doctors can do an MD-PhD in natural sciences, public health sciences, clinical research or biomedical ethics. The SNSF is financing seven grants for this purpose.

Out of the 22 candidates proposed by the local MD-PhD commissions at the five university hospitals, the national MD-PhD commission has awarded a grant to 13 young doctors who are interested in doing research.

Three organisations are sponsoring the grants in 2022: the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS), which is responsible for the programme, will finance three grants, the Swiss cancer research foundation (KFS) three and the SNSF seven.

The following persons will receive a grant for a maximum of three years:

  • Justine Epiney, Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, EPFL, Lausanne (KFS)
  • Mehdi Ali Gadiri, Institute of Bioengineering, EPFL, Lausanne (SNSF)
  • Deniz Kaymak, Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel (KFS)
  • Samuel Jones, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, CHUV, Lausanne (SAMS Ott Grant)
  • Delal Dalga, Département de médecine, Université de Genève (SNSF)
  • Lukas Kübler, Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel (SNSF)
  • Timothée Ferrari, School of Life Sciences, EPFL, Lausanne (SNSF)
  • James Kim, Paediatric Oncology, Children’s Hospital Zurich (KFS)
  • Matthias Rath, Institute of Experimental Immunology, University of Zurich (SNSF)
  • Alexander Von Hoyningen-Huene, Département de neurosciences fondamentales, Université de Genève (SAMS)
  • Léna Mazza, Département de médecine, Université de Genève (SNSF)
  • Dimitrios Daskalou, Département des neurosciences cliniques, HUG, Genève (SAMS)
  • Christian Haas, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel and Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Basel (SNSF)