Biaggi de Blasys Award

Call for proposals | Laureate of 2020 | Previous awardees of the Biggi de Blasys Foundation
 

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. Each year, candidates can apply who obtained their PhD in the previous year 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 on the occasion of the Brain Awareness Week.

Applications by LN and EPFL-EDNE graduates should include:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • list of publications
  • a pdf version of the thesis
  • 1-3 letters of recommendation

Next deadline for candidacy: 31 January 2022 (for doctoral theses defended in 2021)

Please send the your application in an electronic format to:

Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School
Amphipole 316
Unil-Sorge
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

OR ulrike.toepel@unil.ch

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Laureate of 2020

The Biaggi de Blasys Award for the best thesis in neuroscience defended in 2020 went to:

  • Dr. Solange Denervaud for her thesis  "When pedagogy matters: insights from Montessori education on the development of performance monitoring " defended at the University of Lausanne on May 15, 2020.

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Previous awardees of the Biggi de Blasys Foundation

Year Awardee, Institution Thesis title
2020 Solange Denervaud (UNIL) WHEN PEDAGOGY MATTERS: INSIGHTS FROM MONTESSORI EDUCATION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERFORMANCE MONITORING (Thesis director: Patric Hagmann)
2019 Polina Oberst (UNIGE) Plasticity in Neurogenic Competence of Cortical Progenitors in the Developing Mouse Neocortex (Thesis director: Prof. Denis Jabaudon)
2018 Erika Bindocci (UNIL) Development of New Imaging Methodologies to Study Neuron-Glia Interaction (Thesis director: Prof. A. Volterra)
2017 Alexandra Adam-Darque (UNIGE) FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION OF SENSORY STIMULI IN NEWBORNS DURING THE NEONATAL PERIOD INVESTIGATED WITH FMRI AND HIGH-DENSITY EEG (Thesis directors: Petra Huppi & Christoph Michel)
2016 Shanaz Diessler (UNIL) TOWARDS AN UNDERSTANDING OF SLEEP REGULATION: TWO GENETIC APPROACHES IN THE MOUSE (Thesis director: Prof. Paul Franken)
2016 Sebastiano Bariselli (UNIGE) SHANK3 CONTROLS MATURATION OF SOCIAL REWARD CIRCUITS IN THE VTA (Thesis directors: Profs. Christian Lüscher & Camilla Bellone)
2015 Anne-Marie Lüchtenborg (UNIL) WNT SIGNALING IN DROSOPHILA NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTIONS (Thesis director: Prof. Vladimir Katanaev)
2015 Ilaria Vitali (UNIGE) ACTIVITY-DEPENDENT CONTROL OVER NEOCORTICAL NEURON DIFFERENTIATION AND IDENTITY (Thesis director: Prof. Denis Jabaudon)
2014 Géraldine Mang (UNIL) Contribution of glucocorticoid signaling to the regulation of sleep homeostasis and circadian rhythms (Thesis director: Prof. Paul Franken)
2013 Gabrielle Pouchelon (UNIGE) Molecular and cellular controls over target-specific development of thalamocortical neuron projections (Thesis directors: Prof. Denis Jabaudon and Prof. Dominique Muller)
2013 Andres de la Rossa (UNIGE) In-vivo reprogramming of postmitotic neocortical neurons (Thesis director: Prof. Denis Jabaudon)
2012 Aurélie Manuel (UNIL) Neuroplasticity of inhibitory control (Thesis directors: Prof. Stephanie Clarke and Dr. Lucas Spierer)
2012 Ralf Wimmer (UNIL) The role of spindles for sleep: Manipulating oscillatory activity in the thalamocortical network (Thesis directors: Prof. Anita Lüthi and Prof. Paul Franken)
2011 Irina Constantinescu (UNIGE) Influence of sleep-wake states on human memory and underlying neural plasticity: insights from EEG recordings and parasomnia (Thesis director: Prof. Sophie Schwartz)
2010 Anne Vaslin (UNIL) Endocytosis, autophagy and JNK inhibition in neuroprotection against excitotoxicity and neonatal cerebral ischemia (Thesis director: Prof. Peter Clarke)
2010 Fabio Longordo (UNIL) Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of sleep loss on hippocampal synaptic plasticity (Thesis director: Prof. Anita Lüthi)

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Laureate of 2019

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Award ceremony on September 4, 2020. Jean-Pierre Hornung announcing the winner of the Biaggi de Blasys award of 2019: Dr. Polina Oberst who could not join us from New York due to the Covid-19 pandemics.

Laureate of 2018

Prize ceremony on March 13, 2019. From left to right: Dr. Erika Bindocci, Anne Baecher (RTS), M. Biaggi and Prof. Stephanie Clarke.

Laureate of 2017

IMG_2628small.JPGAward ceremony on March 14, 2018 with Mr. Gianni Biaggi and Dr. Alexandra Adam-Darque.

Laureats of 2016

Award ceremony on March 16, 2017. with Dr. Shanaz Diessler, Gianni Biaggi, Dr. Sebastiano Bariselli and Prof. Jean-Pierre Hornung (from left to right).

Laureats of 2015