181016 LS2To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of nucleic acids, the MCB section of LS2 (formerly Swiss Society for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences/Swiss Society for Biochemistry) has created the Friedrich-Miescher-Award. The prize is intended to honour young biochemists and is donated by the Friedrich-Miescher-Institute in Basel. 

Please feel encouraged to nominate candidates for the award. The guidelines for applications are listed below.

The submission deadline is Ocotber 31st, 2022. 
Please follow the guidelines below.

Application guidelines

  1. The Friedrich-Miescher-Award may be awarded once every year to a young scientist for outstanding achievements in biochemistry.
  2. Candidates are eligible who have not yet reached the age of 40 years (for women with children 42) on January 1st of the award year.
    For female candidates with children, the age limit is automatically extended by one year per child. For male candidates with children, the age limit can be extended by 6 weeks per child, or the actual time taken off as parental leave if this is longer than 6 weeks. The maximal extension for men is 6 months.
  3. Preference will be given to candidates with a documented record of independent research.
  4. The scientific work must have been carried out in Switzerland or by Swiss scientists abroad.

Applications or nominations, including a letter stating the relevance of the candidate's scientific work, his/her CV, list of publications, and embedded links to the four most relevant publications should be submitted by Ocotber 31st, 2022 by e-mail as a single PDF file to the secretary of the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences section of LS2: Prof. Monica Gotta, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences section of LS2,

Award Ceremony

The Award ceremony will take place on the February 15-16, 2023, at the LS2 Annual Meeting 2023, University of Zurich, Irchel Campus.


Céline Wittwer, SCS