Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist

Rudolf Aebersold awarded 2020 Prize

In its anniversary year, the Marcel Benoist Foundation is awarding its 100th prize to Rudolf Aebersold, professor of Systems Biology at the ETH Zurich and at the University of Zurich. Rudolf Aebersold was one of the founding fathers of proteomics, which emerged in the mid-1990s. This area of research examines the entire set of proteins that are present in a cell.

Making a difference to our lives

Each year since 1920, the Marcel Benoist Foundation has awarded a prize for excellent, original and innovative research that is relevant to our lives. Candidates for the prize are established scientists who are seen as having the potential to achieve further outstanding results. The prizemoney is 250,000 Swiss francs.

Selecting a winner has been the responsibility of the SNSF since 2018. The entire research community is able to submit proposals in an open nomination process.