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UNIL Awards and Distinctions in 2015

Suren Erkman from the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment awarded the prestigious Roberval Prize

Le Prix Roberval, un concours francophone international récompense des œuvres consacrées à l'explication des sciences et des technologies et a été décerné à un chercheur de l'IDYST, co-auteur d'une étude sur les enjeux de la transition énergétique suisse.

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Award 2015 - Suren Erkman from the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment awarded the prestigious Roberval Prize
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Léonard Burnand receives the De Felice Prize 2015

The Roberval Prize, an international competition run in French, is awarded to publications that help explain science and technology and has been awarded to a researcher from the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics (IDYST), who co-authored a study on issues in Swiss energy transition.

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Award 2015 - Léonard Burnand receives the De Felice Prize 2015

Understanding flies’ sense of smell

The national Latsis Prize 2015 has been awarded to Richard Benton for his work on the fruit fly’s sense of smell. The biologist studies how chemical signals control insects’ behaviour. How odours influence actions is one of the fundamental questions in neuroscience.

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Award 2015 - Understanding flies’ sense of smell - Latsis Award 2015
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Prof. Yves Pigneur and Alexander Osterwalder singled out at the Management "Oscars"

Yves Pigneur, a professor at the UNIL Facutly of HEC and Alex Osterwalder, CEO of Strategyzer and holder of a doctorate from HEC Lausanne, were presented with the highly prestigious “Strategy Award” by Thinkers50 in London.

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Award 2015 - Prof. Yves Pigneur and Alexander Osterwalder singled out at the Management "Oscars"

Laurent Keller, a specialist in ants, receives the Marcel Benoist Award 2015

Laurent Keller, a researcher in evolutionary biology at the University of Lausanne, is the winner of this prestigious "Swiss Nobel Prize". Through his ground-breaking work, he has made a major contribution to a better understanding of natural selection and the social organisation of living beings.

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Award 2015 - Laurent Keller, a specialist in ants, receives the Marcel Benoist Award 2015
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Two Professors receive awards at the annual conference of the European Academy of Forensic Science

Professors Pierre Margot and Christophe Champod of the Faculty of Law, Criminal Science and Public Administration received two prestigious awards from the European Academy of Forensic Science at its conference in Prague.

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Award 2015 - Primary Care Medicine College (CMPR) Award
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Primary Care Medicine College (CMPR) Award

The research projects conducted by Dr Patrick Bodenmann, Lecturer and Researcher (MER1) at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM), Dr Lili Herzig, a Course Instructor at the FBM, and Prof. Thomas Bischoff, a Full Professor at the FBM and Director of the University Institute of Family Medicine (IUMF) concerning precariousness in the doctor's surgery have received the CMPR Award for research in primary care medicine.

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Award 2015 - Primary Care Medicine College (CMPR) Award
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Best Reviewer award pour le prof. Castañer

Xavier Castañer, Professor of Strategy at HEC Lausanne, receives the Best Reviewer Award from the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ). Xavier Castañer has been an examiner with AMJ since 2011 and has been singled out for the high quality of his assessments in recent years.

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Award 2015 - Best Reviewer award pour le prof. Castañer

A young geophysicist from the UNIL receives an award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Doctor J. German Rubin, a post-doctoral student at the UNIL, has received the prestigious J. Clarence Karcher Award 2015. The award is recognition for his essential contributions to the understanding of seismic wave propagation in heterogeneous porous rocks.

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Award 2015 - Dr J. German Rubino receives an award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Best paper award for Prof. Norman Schuerhoff

Norman Schuerhoff, Professor of Finance at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne, has won the Review of Asset Pricing Studies best paper award. He is co-author of a publication entitled "Ratings-based investment practices and bond market segmentation".

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Award 2015 - Best paper award for Prof. Norman Schuerhoff

Leenaards Science Award 2015

Two particularly innovative biomedical research projects will share the award. The winning transdisciplinary projects concern the improvement of physical performance in children with cerebral palsy and the impact of human genetic variations on chronic viral infections.

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Award 2015 - Leenaards Science Award 2015
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Prof. Jacques Dubochet receives the Lennart Philipson Award from the EMBL

Jacques Dubochet, an Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the UNIL, has received the first Lennart Philipson Award from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).

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Award 2015 - Prof. Jacques Dubochet receives the Lennart Philipson Award from the EMBL
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