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Two researchers win prestigious environmental research award

CSL Behring and Energie Wasser Bern award the Bern Environmental Research Prize 2022.

Bernese Environmental Research Award 2022
f.l.t.r.: Prof. em Dr. Joachim Frey (President of the award jury), award winner Dr. Kristina Rehberger, Livia Artuso (CSL Behring), award winner Dr. Elena Zepharovich, Prof. Dr. Christian Leumann (Dean University of Bern), Werner Buchholz (ewb)
Photo: Manu Friederich

CSL Behring Bern, together with the local company Energie Wasser Bern (ewb), awards the Bernese Award for Environmental Research 2022/23, which is given every two years by the University of Bern. The two female winners presented their award-winning dissertations at the public award ceremony at the University of Bern on 5 May. 

The award is aimed at young researchers in recognition of their excellent scientific dissertations that make a socially relevant contribution to a better understanding of environmental problems or their solutions. The prize is awarded for work that is of interest to the public, politicians and business people and that provides food for thought for practical applications.

Livia Artuso, Site Head CSL Behring Bern, looked back in her speech on her own journey from ETH student to global biotech company leader and her ongoing passion for science. She encouraged the two award winners to always persevere and remain curious, to always believe in themselves and to move forward with courage. 

The best two papers were selected by a 14-member jury, including Adrian Zürcher, Vice President, Head Research Europe & Global Head Plasma Protein Research CSL Behring. 

Innovation through targeted investment in Research & Development and the fostering of the people and talent behind it are the hallmarks of CSL Behring's success story. And it is precisely this commitment to supporting young, talented and dedicated researchers and our responsibility to the environment that are the reasons why we are supporting the Bernese Award for Environmental Research for the seventh time.

" Supporting the Bernese Award for Environmental Research is an honor for us and has become a "dear matter of course" over the years. For me personally, as CSL Behring's representative on the prize jury, it is an extremely interesting opportunity every two years to immerse myself for a short time in a completely different thematic world. "

Adrian Zürcher, Vice President, Head Research Europe & Global Head Plasma Protein Research CSL Behring