Eleven MD-PhD grants awarded

Doctors can do an MD-PhD in natural sciences, public health sciences, clinical research or biomedical ethics.

Out of the 20 candidates proposed by the local MD-PhD commissions at the five university hospitals, the national MD-PhD commission has awarded a grant to 11 young doctors who are interested in research.

Three organisations are sponsoring the grants in 2020: the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS), which leads the initiative, will finance one grant, the Swiss cancer research foundation (KFS) three and the SNSF seven.

The grants are awarded for a maximum of three years.

The following persons have been awarded a grant:

  • Ludivine Bersier, Département d’oncologie, CHUV, Lausanne (KFS)
  • Dominique Birrer, Klinik für Viszeral-und Transplantationschirurgie, Universitätsspital Zürich (SNSF)
  • Michelle Boeni, Institut für Experimentelle Immunologie, Universität Zürich (SAMS)
  • Mey Boukenna, Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Universität Bern (SNSF)
  • Sandro Christensen, Department for Biomedical Research, Universität Bern (SNSF)
  • Sophie Monnerat, Klinik für Endokrinologie, Diabetologie und Metabolismus, Universitätsspital Basel (SNSF)
  • Cédric Renaud, Service d'endocrinologie, diabétologie et métabolisme, CHUV (SNSF)
  • Dominic Schmid, Department Biomedicine, Universität Basel (KFS)
  • Philippe Valmaggia, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Universität Basel (SNSF)
  • Alexandra von Faber-Castell, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Universität Zürich (SNSF)
  • Philipp Immanuel Zens, Institut für Pathologie, Universität Bern (KFS)