Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences awarded to Michael N. Hall
Michael N. Hall, Professor at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel and co-PI of two SystemsX.ch RTDs (YeastX and MERIC), has been honored with a Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. He and his team discovered the protein Target of Rapamycin (TOR), which regulates both cell growth and size. The Breakthrough Prizes, also called the "Oscars of Science", are supported with three million dollars, sponsored by some of the biggest names in the tech industry. Read the press release published by the University of Basel »
USI joins SystemsX.ch
In late November, the Board of Directors unanimously decided to accept the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) as a new SystemsX.ch partner institution. With the addition of USI, SystemsX.ch gains a partner with an excellent reputation in the fields of immunology, molecular modeling and computational sciences, and extends the systems biology research network into Ticino.
9th Call for Proposals
SystemsX.ch, the Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology, is looking for new graduate and postgraduate projects. To read the call, please click here.
Submission deadline for the proposals of this 9th call is April 30, 2014.
24 million Swiss francs for new research projects
SystemsX.ch and Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) experts have approved eleven new research projects in the field of systems biology. More than half of these interdisciplinary projects address questions relating to cancer and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria. more »