SWEDBO annual prize

With start 2021, SWEDBO will annually award the best PhD thesis in developmental biology. The prize is aimed to recognise the best Swedish Developmental Biology thesis and is a personal prize of 5000 SEK.

The research needs to be conducted at a Swedish University in the field of developmental biology.


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”, thatsignificantly 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.
  • Diploma

Call for 2021 is closed.

The thesis has to be defended in 2021 for this year submission.

Application needs to include:

  • Copy of your thesis
  • Motivation letter (500 words)

This should includie how your PhD work has advanced the field of developmental biology and why we should choose your thesis for this prize. Keep in mind this needs to be in a narrative of motivation letter not a pure summary of your work.

Send your application to SWEDBO email address: swedboreg@gmail.com with subject: thesis prize SWEBO 2021

The applications are opened and the deadline is 31st January.

The winner will be announced on our website, the information will be distributed via email, twitter and the winter newsletter.