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 the current year. Candidates obtained a PhD from:
the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral Schoo (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
Deadline for candidacy 2015: TBA
Send to :
Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School
Amphipole 316, Unil-Sorge
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.
Award ceremony at the CHUV on March 19th 2015
Prof Stephanie Clarke and Mr Gianni Biaggi de Blasys with the awardee, Dr Géraldine Mang.
Below, the awardee with her thesis supervisor, Prof Paul Franken
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.
Award ceremony held during the Brain Awareness Week on March 12, 2014 at the CHUV
Mr. Gianni Biaggi de Blasys and Dr. Andres de la Rossa (below joined by Prof. Pierre Magistretti)
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 16th 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 12th 2012.
Award ceremony at the CHUV, 14 March 2013
From left to right: Mr Gianni Biaggi de Blasys, Dr Aurélie Manuel and Prof Anita Lüthi,
who received the prize in the name of Dr Ralf Wimmer
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 21st 2011.
Irina obtained her Medical degree at the University "Gr.T.Popa", in Iasi, Romania. She then enrolled in the Lemanic Neurosience Doctoral School for her PhD thesis, under the supervision of Dr. Sophie Schwartz and Prof. Margitta Seeck.
Award ceremony at the CHUV on March 14th 2012
Prof Stephanie Clarke and Mr Gianni Biaggi de Blasys with the awardee, Dr Irina Oana Constantinescu