Swiss Science Prize Latsis

Kerstin Vokinger is the Prize winner in 2022

In her research, she looks at fairness in cancer drug pricing: multitalented Kerstin Vokinger wins the Swiss Science Prize Latsis.

Independent research of high quality

Worth 100,000 Swiss francs, the Swiss Science Prize Latsis – formerly National Latsis Prize – rewards researchers up to the age of 40 for outstanding achievements in basic science. Their work must be distinguished by a high degree of independence and scientific quality.

The SNSF awards the prize annually on behalf of the Latsis Foundation of Geneva. The winner is chosen by the National Research Council.

  • Prize winners since 1984

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    Prize winner

    Domain of research

    ​2020 Maryna ViazovskaMathematics
    ​2019 Dominik HangartnerPolitical scientist
    ​2018 Andrea AblasserImmunology
    ​2017 Xile HuChemical catalysis
    ​2016Alexander Keese​African history, decolonisation, forced labour
    ​2015Richard Benton ​Neurobiology of olfaction
    ​2014Tobias J. Kippenberg​Physics: quantum optomechanics
    ​2013​David Sander​Affective science
    2012Jacques FellayGenomics: defence mechanisms against viruses
    ​2011​Karl Gademann​Chemistry and biology: isolation and synthesis of natural materials
    ​2010​Marianne SommerHistory of science: exploring the life sciences
    ​2009​Mirjam Christ Crain​Medicine: biological stress caused by infectious diseases
    ​2008 ​Franz PfeifferX-ray technology
    ​2007​Giuliano Bonoli​Political science: role of the welfare state in Europe
    ​2006​Michael HengartnerMolecular biology: study of a model organism, a worm called Caenorhabditis elegans
    ​2005​Patrick JennyEngineering sciences: computer simulations of complex fluid systems in nature and technology
    ​2004​Simon Gächter ​Empirical economics: cooperative behaviour
    ​2003​Silvia ArberNeurobiology: neuronal circuit formation in the developing spinal cord
    ​2002​Jérôme FaistSolid state physics: quantum cascade laser (QCL)
    ​2001​Lorenza MondadaInteractional linguistics
    ​2000 ​Laurent Keller​Evolutionary ecology: ant behaviour
    ​1999​Frédéric MerktChemical physics of molecules: spectroscopie and dynamics of atoms and molecules in electronically charged states
    ​1998 Peter Schaber​​Ethics, applied ethics and environmental ethics
    ​1997 ​Konrad BaslerZoology/developmental biology (drosophila fly)
    ​1996 ​Martin VetterliAudiovisual technology of the future: wavelet theory in communication
    ​1995​Astrid Epiney​Human rights and international environmenal law
    ​1994​Denis Duboule​Developmental biology and genetics
    ​1993​Thomas StockerClimate and environmental physics: the role of the oceans in climate change
    ​1992​Maria Christina PitassiHistory of theology and philosophy in the 17th and 18th century
    ​1991Susan Margaret Gasser-Wilson​Cell biology: the role of nucleus proteins in organising and passing on genetic information
    ​1990​Goeffrey BodenhausenNuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR)
    ​1989​Anne-Nelly Perret-ClermontSocial psychology and educational sciences
    ​1988​Paul Schmid-HempelBehavioural ecology
    ​1987​John Paul Maier​Physical chemistry: spectroscopic methods for analysing the properties of ionised molecules
    ​1986​Ulrich Kohli​Economics: analysis of international trade
    ​1985 ​Otto Albrecht Haller​Virology: resistence to flu viruses
    ​1984​Jürg FröhlichMathematical physics; quantum theory
  • Swiss Science Prize Latsis award ceremony

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