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Award ceremony for the Prix Schläfli Biology 2023




University of Lausanne (UNIL - Amphimax)
Rte de la Sorge 9,
1015 Lausanne

Meeting place

Amphimax, Université de Lausanne

The Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) awarded the Prix Schläfli 2023 to the four most important insights of young researchers at Swiss universities.

Joël Bloch

Structural biology is, he believes, the "most attractive" of sciences. Joël Bloch has been awarded the Prix Schläfli in Biology 2023 for the dissertation he submitted to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich on special sugar molecules in cell membranes.

The Award ceremony will take place during the LS2 satellite meeting in Lausanne Tuesday 13th January at 14:30. information and programme of the LS2 meeting are found here.

Awarded article: Joël S. Bloch, Giorgio Pesciullesi, Jérémy Boilevin, Kamil Nosol, Rossitza N. Irobalieva, Tamis Darbre, Markus Aebi, Anthony A. Kossiakoff, Jean-Louis Reymond & Kaspar P. Locher. 2020. Structure and mechanism of the ER-based glucosyltransferase ALG6. Nature (579) 443-447.

Schläfli Biology 2023 Ceremony
Schläfli Biology 2023 CeremonyImage: © Photo Patricia Teixidor


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