Awards

Forgotten data: A dry subject presented in an exciting way awarded the Prix Média

Simone Pengue has won the 2021 “Prix Média Newcomer” from the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences for his documentary on lost data. Simone is a PhD student in the research group of Argovia professor Roderick Lim. In addition to his own research, he is passionate about explaining science in a vivid and entertaining way. […]

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Swiss MNT Start-up Prize – Encouraging award for young start-up anavo medical

At the Swiss NanoConvention, the young start-up anavo medical was awarded the Nanotechnology Start-up Prize from the Swiss MNT Network. Co-founder Dr. Tino Matter studied nanosciences in Basel, and in 2018 he won the prize for the best master’s thesis in nanosciences at the University of Basel. Tino had already worked with bioactive nanoparticles for […]

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Excellent – Prizes for outstanding doctoral students

PhD students from the SNI network have been awarded prizes at various conferences for their outstanding publications. PhD Awards for Thomas Karg and Nadine Leisgang At the Swiss NanoConvention Online 2021, former SNI PhD student Dr. Thomas Karg was presented with the Swiss MNT PhD Award — which is sponsored by IBM Research — for […]

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to our PhD student Pooja Thakkar who won the Shoulders-Gray-Spindt award at the 34th Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference for her paper “Voltage-controlled three-electron-beam interference by a three-element Boersch phase shifter with top and bottom shielding electrodes”. In this work Pooja contributed to the goal to manipulate electron waves to realize a novel electron diffraction imaging method. The […]

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Congratulations!

At the Swiss NanoConvention Online 2021, our former SNI PhD student Dr. Thomas Karg received the Swiss MNT PhD Award sponsored by IBM Research for his outstanding publication “Light-mediated strong coupling between a mechanical oscillator and atomic spins 1 meter apart“. Thomas completed his dissertation in the laboratory of Professor Philipp Treutlein at the Department […]

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One eye on application – Charlotte Kress thrives at the intersection between classical disciplines

For her master’s thesis, Charlotte Kress synthesized a complex organic compound with potential applications in molecular electronics. Bottom-up instead of top-down Molecular electronics uses individual organic molecules, for instance as tiny switching elements in a circuit. In this bottom-up approach, larger electronic components are built from scratch using individual molecules, in contrast to the conventional […]

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Folding proteins – Anna Leder’s fascination with structural biology

In 2021, one of the awards for the two best master’s theses goes to Anna Leder for her paper on the characterization of a helper protein using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Anna wrote her thesis while working in the research group led by Professor Sebastian Hiller at the University of Basel’s Biozentrum. In order […]

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Congratulations to the winners of the Nano Image Award

Once again, you sent us a selection of beautiful images from the micro and nano worlds, and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Nano Image Award. We’re delighted to be able to use many of the images in our various communication materials.

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Young winner

In spring and summer, the SNI outreach and communication team filmed numerous experiments for children to encourage them to try their hand at experimenting at home. Children, young people and adults were called upon to submit photos and videos of their own attempts in order to inspire as many families as possible to join in. […]

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Christof Sparr receives ERC Consolidator Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) awards three researchers from the University of Basel with one of the coveted ERC Consolidator Grants. The projects in the fields of biomedicine, molecular biology and chemistry will each receive funding of around 2 million Euros. The European Research Council (ERC) today announced the recipients of this year’s ERC Consolidator […]

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