Awarding young scientists at the start of their careers
In order to promote young scientists early in their career, SciLifeLab has engaged in a collaboration with AAAS and Science magazine, co-funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, to award an annual prize in the area of life science for the best PhD thesis work.
An essay based on the thesis is submitted to the editorial board of Science and four winners are selected and invited to the Nobel week in Stockholm for a prize ceremony and to interact with the SciLifeLab community. All winners also have their essays published by Science.
SciLifeLab is proud to announce this years' winners of Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists! The four winners will receive their award on December 9 during a ceremony and dinner in the Hall of Mirrors at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm, where the first Nobel Prize award ceremony was held in 1901.
Neir Eshel, Stanford University, USA
Cell and Molecular Biology Grand Prize Winner
Essay: Trial and Error - Optogenetic techniques offer insight into the dopamine circuit underlying learning
Sam Behjati, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Genomics and Proteomics Category Prize Winner
Essay: Retracing embryological fate - Cloned organoids derived from adult mice enable reconstruction of embryonic lineages
Canan Dagdeviren, MIT, USA
Translational Medicine Category Prize Winnerv
Essay: The future of bionic dynamos - Internal organs have the potential to power implantable devices
David Seekell, Umeå University, Sweden
Ecology and Environment Category Prize Winner
Essay: Passing the point of no return - Early warning signals indicate impending ecosystem regime changes