With start 2021, SWEDBO will annually award the best PhD thesis in Developmental Biology. The prize is a personal prize aimed to recognise the best thesis in Developmental biology, Stem Cell Biology, Cell/Tissue Regeneration or related areas. The awardee recieves:
Speaker invitation to the next upcoming Nordic Meeting on Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration (all expenses covered)
Honor and Glory!
The research needs to be conducted at a Swedish University. Next call will be announced in the beginning of 2024. See below for previous awardees and motivations.
The SWEDBO 2022 best thesis award
Dr. Margherita Zamboni, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology Karolinska Institutet, receives the prize for her outstanding research on novel mechanisms of adult neurogenesis, including the identification of lineage plasticity and astrocytes as source of new neurons. The thesis engaged the reader through crystal clear and logic language while describing intricate experiments. Her work deserves great attention as it may pave the way for novel regenerative treatments for injury or disease in the central nervous system.
This year’s prize include:
- 5000 SEK
- An invited speaker slot at the 4th Nordic Meeting on Developmental Biology, Stem Cells and Regeneration, Norway, 28th-30th May, 2024.
- Free registration, travel and accommodation to attend the 4th Nordic Meeting on Developmental Biology, Stem Cells and Regeneration.
The SWEDBO 2021 best thesis award
Dr. Haohao Wu, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, was awarded the prize for her outstanding research regarding the
“intricate identification of distinct sensory neuron classes”, that “significantly improved our understanding of the role of developmental versus activity dependent cell identity determination for the acquisition of appropriate proprioception”. She was also awarded for her ability to successfully “convey the importance of her research findings and her courage to challenge long-standing dogmas”.
The 2021 year’s prize include:
- 5000 SEK
- An invited speaker slot at the 3rd Nordic Meeting on Developmental Biology, Stem Cells and Regeneration, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. October 6th-7th, 2022.
- Free registration, travel and accommodation to attend the 3rd Nordic Meeting on Developmental Biology, Stem Cells and Regeneration.