The Walter and Gertrud Siegenthaler Foundation hands out two awards each year to promote junior medical researchers at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich.
The Board of Trustees is composed of the following persons:
On the occasion of his 80th birthday in 2003, Walter Siegenthaler established the Walter and Gertrud Siegenthaler Foundation to promote junior researchers at UZH’s Faculty of Medicine. Each year, the foundation hands out two separate awards on the occasion of Dies academicus: A research grant and a science award.
The foundation presents young researchers in the Faculty of Medicine with grants for research purposes in Switzerland and abroad for a duration of one to two years. The research grant is worth CHF 50,000 per year.
Dr. med. Dr. sc. nat. Andrea A. Mauracher, physician at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich, General Pediatrics, topic: “Mechanisms of human CD8 T cell dysfunction in monogenic disorders of STAT signaling”.
The foundation presents its science award to excellent young researchers at the UZH Faculty of Medicine for outstanding scientific achievements at an internationally competitive level in the area of clinical or translational medical research. The award comes with prize money of CHF 20,000.
2021 Award Winner
Dr. med. (I) Stefano Luigi Barco, PhD, physician at the Clinic for Angiology at the UniversityHospital Zurich in recognition of his outstanding research in epidemiology and risk-adjusted treatment of venous thromboembolism and its associated long-term complications.
Please fill in the relevant application form and submit it by 4 January along with the requested documents (as PDF) by e-mail to:
+41 44 634 53 88