The Foundation awards every year a Prize to honour personalities in Switzerland and abroad who have distinguished themselves in a particular way in certain fields of medical research.
As a rule the Prize is awarded between September 1 and December 31 of every year. The Board of Foundation is responsible for the adjudication; if necessary, it may consult the opinion of independent experts.
The Professor Dr Max Cloëtta Foundation is to award the 2014 Cloëtta Prize to two scientists this year:
Prof. Marc Donath is Professor of Endocrinology and Head of the Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at University Hospital Basel. He is receiving the prize for his pioneering work on research into the mechanisms of type 2 diabetes (adult-onset diabetes), for which he has developed a new therapeutic approach.
Prof. Henrik Kaessmann is a full professor at the Center for Integrative Genomics at the University of Lausanne and Group Leader at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB). He is being presented with the award for his fundamentally new discoveries in the field of molecular genetics.
The award ceremony will be held on 14 November at University Hospital Zurich.
List of the former prize winners: