At the graduation ceremony of the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern earlier this month, Adrian Zuercher, Head of Research Europe, honored the three winners of the CSL Behring Biomedical Science Award. They had achieved the highest grades of their year with their master theses. "We are proud to be able to contribute to the training and promotion of young professionals and scientists with the Biomedical Science Award for many years," said Zuercher.
The first prize endowed with CHF 2500 went to Janine Fuhrer for her work "Fibre-based 3D implants form regenerated silk fibroin for intervertebral disc regeneration".
The second prize in the amount of CHF 1500 went to Ladina Hörtensteiner for her work "In vitro modelling and genotype-specific therapeutic targeting of homologous recombination deficiency in human prostate cancer".
Third place went to Nadia Fasel with her work "Characterisation of antigen-specific T cell responses to the intestinal microbiota". She received CHF 1000.