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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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    • 12 October 2020

      Electrophysiology Facility launches

      In a joint effort of the Department of Molecular Life Sciences of UZH and the Institute of Anatomy, as well as the Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition from the USZ and the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Kidney.CH, we have launched the Electrophysiology Facility (e-phac).

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    • 9 September 2020

      Cancer drug can rebalance kidney function in a devastating genetic disease

      Researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Zurich, including NCCR member Olivier Devuyst, have discovered that a drug newly approved for cancer improves kidney dysfunction in a mouse model of Dent disease 2 and Lowe syndrome.

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    • 2 July 2020

      NCCR member contributes to Science paper on uromodulin

      NCCR scientist & uromodulin expert Olivier Devuyst contributed to this Science paper on how #uromodulin helps fight off urinary tract infections.

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    • 23 June 2020

      NCCR scientists perform high-resolution imaging of calcium ion signaling in kidney cells

      A group of scientists at the University of Zurich, including the NCCR's own Andrew Hall, has shown that it is possible to perform imaging of Ca2+ signals at high resolution in the mouse kidney in vivo.

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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