The 2015 Cloëtta Prize was awarded on November 13 2015 to the professors Dominique Soldati Favre (Geneva) und Fritjof Helmchen (Zurich). The award ceremony took place at the Centre Médicale Universitaire de l’ Université de Genève.
The next Cloëtta-Award Ceremony is planned an Friday, November 4, 2016.
The awardees and the location will be announced later.
Prof. Dr. Dominique Soldati-Favre is Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, where she also became vice-dean for basic research in 2011. Prof. Soldati-Favre is a member of the Swiss National Research Council. She has been awarded for her research focuses on Apicomlexa parasites – the pathogens for malaria and toxoplamosis. Her basic research contributed to a better understanding of the interactions and molecular mechanisms between host cell and pathogen and helped to gain new basic knowledge that can aid in the fight against these global diseases.
Prof. Dr. Fritjof Helmchen is a full professor and director at the Brain Research Institute of the University of Zurich in 2013. His awarded research work concentrates on the development and application of optical methods in brain research, especially in making neural circuit functions visible with modern high-resolution imaging methods. Fritjof Helmchen is currently member of the scientific advisory board of the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience in Tübingen, Germany, and president of the Betty und David Koetser Foundation of Brain Research.
List of the Cloëtta prize winners: