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    • 7 September 2021

      NCCR says “Hello, Kidney!” at Scientifica 2021

      The NCCR was pleased to participate in this year’s Scientifica event, which was held at campuses across Zurich on September 4-5, under the theme “Synthetic, Naturally”.

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    • 18 June 2021

      Thank you for joining us at the 10th International Kidney.CH Symposium!

      Our 10th virtual Symposium, on "The Kidney and Nutrition", took place on Friday, June 18 2021.

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    • 8 March 2021

      Meet the #NCCR Women!

      To celebrate the 50th anniversary of women obtaining the right to vote in Switzerland, the 22 active NCCRs have joined forces in a campaign showing how in these 50 years women have come to occupy a central place in research in almost all scientific fields.

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    • 16 December 2020

      NCCR-sponsored IPAHK+ trial gets "POSH"

      An elegant new sub-study examines the effects of potassium supplementation on blood pressure in patients with hypokalemia.

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    • 2 November 2020

      Prof. Sophie de Seigneux wins Stern-Gattiker prize

      The Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) recently announced the winners of the 2020 Stern-Gattiker Prize, a biennial award recognizing outstanding women in academia. The NCCR's own Sophie de Seigneux was one of two women recognized this year.

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2 November 2020

Prof. Sophie de Seigneux wins Stern-Gattiker prize

The Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) recently announced the winners of the 2020 Stern-Gattiker Prize, a biennial award recognizing outstanding women in academia. The NCCR's own Sophie de Seigneux was one of two women recognized this year.

Sophie de Seigneux is an SNF professor and a senior physician at the Nephrology Division of Geneva University Hospital (HUG), and is currently leading a project on "nephron loss and hypoxia" with the NCCR Kidney.CH. She and her fellow winner, Prof. Sara Meyer of Basel University Hospital, were selected by the SAMS jury for their outstanding contributions to the field of medical research.

The nomination submissions and the two scientists’ CVs testify to outstanding careers: after graduating in medicine, they both undertook postdoctoral studies abroad and secured third-party funding amounting to several million Swiss francs for their research projects. Their talents were recognised by the Swiss National Science Foundation through its Ambizione and Eccellenza programmes. Both of the prizewinners are now around 40 and have a family. They are involved in teaching and mentoring activities and have already received other awards.

The Stern-Gattiker Prize is named after two women with distinguished medical careers: Lina Stern (1878–1968), the first woman to hold a professorship at the Faculty of Medicine in Geneva, and Ruth Gattiker (born in 1923), who was among the first female professors appointed at the Faculty of Medicine in Zurich.

Congratulations to both winners!

Read the SAMS press release here.

Prof. Dr. Sophie de Seigneux

Prof. Dr. Sophie de Seigneux