The Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) has awarded the Prix Schläfli 2020 to the four most important insights gained by young researchers at Swiss universities. Alice Berhin has been awarded by the Prix Schläfli "Biology" 2020 for her discovery of a completely new structure of plant roots in her dissertation at the University of Lausanne – a 21st century sensation.
It is our pleasure to invite you to the LS2 Annual e-Meeting 2021 with the topic "Mechanisms in Health, Disease and Ageing", held during three afternoons on February 17, 18 and 19, 2021 on an ONLINE format.Image: Life Sciences Switzerland
People thought that there was nothing new to be discovered in plant anatomy. Au contraire, Alice Berhin discovered a kind of protective layer on the root tips of seedlings. This got her the Prix Schläfli award in Biology.Image: Alice Berhin
The orbits of dwarf galaxies, forces in materials such as Teflon, tracing history through pollen, a new protective layer at root tips – these are the topics for which the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) has awarded the Prix Schläfli 2020 to the four most important insights gained by young researchers at Swiss universities. Alice Berhin (Biology), Oliver Müller (Astronomy), Robert Pollice (Chemistry) and Fabian Rey (Geosciences) receive the prize for the findings arrived at in their dissertations. Four of the candidates for the Prix Schläfli award were also selected as Young Scientists at the internationally prestigious 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.