Miescher Award


To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of nucleic acids the Swiss Society for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (formerly the Swiss Society for Biochemistry) has created the Friedrich-Miescher-Award. The prize is intended to honour young biochemists and is donated by the Friedrich-Miescher-Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation in Basel. 

The following guidelines apply for nominations:

  1. The Friedrich-Miescher-Award may be awarded once every year to a young scientist for outstanding achievements in biochemistry.
  2. Candidates are eligible who have not yet reached the age of 40 years (for women with children 42) on January 1st of the award year. 
  3. Preference will be given to candidates with a documented record of independent research.
  4. The scientific work must have been carried out in Switzerland or by Swiss scientists abroad.

A call for submsissions of applications or nominations will be made every year in fall via this website and via the Newsletter of the SSMCB sent to all members. The Award Ceremony including a lecture by the Awardee will be held during the Annual Meeting of the LS2.

The list of all awardees up to now is available on a separate page (see navigation link to the left)