Call for proposals
The Biaggi de Blasys award is attributed once a year to the author of the best doctoral thesis in Neuroscience defended at the Universities of Geneva or Lausanne, or the EPFL in a particular year. Currently, candidates can apply who obtained a PhD in 2015 from the following institutions:
the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (Universities of Lausanne and Geneva)
the EPFL-EDNE program (including those from non-BMI labs)
the EPFL-EDBB program (only those from BMI labs)
The prize of 5'000 CHF is awarded at the CHUV in Lausanne, on the occasion of the Brain Awareness Week.
Applications from LN and EPFL-EDNE graduates should include:
list of publications
a pdf version of the thesis
2 printed copies of the thesis
1-3 letters of recommendation
Upcoming deadline for candidacy: January 31, 2016
Please send the paper parts of your application to:
Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School
(and the pdf of your thesis to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Laureat in 2014
The Biaggi de Blasys Award for the best thesis in neuroscience in 2014 went to Dr. Géraldine Mang for her thesis entitled "Contribution of glucocorticoid signaling to the regulation of sleep homeostasis and circadian rhythms" conducted under the supervision of Prof. Paul Franken at the CIG in Lausanne.
Laureats in 2013
The Biaggi de Blasys award for the best thesis in 2013 went to:
- Dr. Gabrielle Pouchelon for her thesis entitled "Molecular and cellular controls over target-specific development of thalamocortical neuron projections" conducted under the supervision of Prof. Denis Jabaudon and Prof. Dominique Muller at the CMU Geneva.
- Dr. Andres de la Rossa for his thesis entitled "In-vivo reprogramming of postmitotic neocortical neurons" conducted under the supervision of Prof. Denis Jabaudon at the CMU Geneva.
Laureats in 2012
The Biaggi de Blasys award for the best thesis is 2012 went to:
Dr Aurélie Manuel, for her thesis entitled "Neuroplasticity of inhibitory control", conducted under the supervision of Prof Stephanie Clarke and Dr Lucas Spierer and defended at the CHUV on August 16, 2012.
Dr Ralf Wimmer, for his thesis entitled "The role of spindles for sleep: Manipulating oscillatory activity in the thalamocortical network", conducted under the supervision of Prof Anita Lüthi and Prof Paul Franken and defended at the DFN of the University of Lausanne on October 12, 2012.
Laureats in 2011
The Biaggi de Blasys awardee for the best thesis in 2011 was Irina Oana Constantinescu, for her thesis entitled "Influence of sleep-wake states on human memory and underlying neural plasticity: insights from EEG recordings and parasomnia", defended at the Faculty of Medecine, University of Geneva, on March 21, 2011.