2020

Prof. Dr. Med. Christian Lüscher (1963)

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Christian Lüscher has made outstanding scientific contributions to the field of addiction research. His work led to a deep understanding of the cellular and neuronal circuit mechanisms driving addiction. Christian Lüscher found that specific synapses change their strength through mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, paralleling the behavioral manifestations of addiction.

This insight allowed him to design clever interventions to revert these changes in animal models. In order to enable possible interventions in patients with addiction in the future, Christian Lüscher developed deep brain stimulation protocols in animal models. These are successful in reverting addiction, with high potential for application in patients with severe forms of addiction.

These biomedically highly relevant findings have appeared in a series of papers in scientific journals of highest international impact, leaving no doubt that Christian Lüscher is a world leader in the field of addiction research.

Importantly, Christian Lüscher’s contributions do not only provide deep and fundamental insight into the process of addiction, but also provide avenues to alleviate and possibly cure various forms of addiction in patients in the future.

The rigorous and persistent pursuit of the critical biological mechanisms underlying addiction, with the declared goal of applying the knowledge to treat patients, is truly exceptional.

2018

Prof. Dr. Nenad Ban (1966)

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Prof Dr Nenad Ban has made outstanding contributions to the field of biochemistry and structural biology, particularly in the determination of the atomic structure of large macro molecular assemblies.
For centuries science and society have debated the question whether living organisms are fundamentally different from non-living matter. Researeh in the 2Oth century established definitively that the processes of life consist of a myriad of chemical reactions that are catalyzed by biomolecules. This insight was at the root of the field of structural biology.
The molecular machines that catalyze the biosynthesis of proteins, including the ribosomes are among the most complex structures known and essential for every living organism. Nenad Ban has dedicated his scientific career to their structural and functional analysis. As a member of the group of Prof. Thomas Steitz at Yale University and postdoctoral fellow he was instrumental in solving what was perhaps the most challenging and most important structural biology challenge at the time: the structure of the ribosome, a monumental achievement that was recognized in 2009 with the Nobel Prize to Drs. Ramakrishnan, Steitz and Yonath.
In his position as Professor at the ETH Nenad Ban continued his spectacular success in solving the atomic structure of complex molecular machines, including that of fatty acid synthase, the structure of ribosomal complexes with various factors that modulate and control protein synthesis‚ and the structure of RNAniboswitches. Nenad Ban‘s group is also internationally recognized for methodological advances in structural biology. This is exemplified by his leadership role in the implementation of the revolutionary cryo EM single particle technology at ETH. In pioneering work he applied this new technology for the determination of the mitochondrial ribosome, a challenge that had eluded structural biologists
for decades.
Nenad Ban is recognized as one ofthe leading structural biologists of his generation. It can be expected that he will remain at the forefront of his field for a long time to come.

2016

Prof. Dr. Markus G. Manz (1967)

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Christian Lüscher has made outstanding scientific contributions to the field of addiction research. His work led to a deep understanding of the cellular and neuronal circuit mechanisms driving addiction. Christian Lüscher found that specific synapses change their strength through mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, paralleling the behavioral manifestations of addiction.

This insight allowed him to design clever interventions to revert these changes in animal models. In order to enable possible interventions in patients with addiction in the future, Christian Lüscher developed deep brain stimulation protocols in animal models. These are successful in reverting addiction, with high potential for application in patients with severe forms of addiction.

These biomedically highly relevant findings have appeared in a series of papers in scientific journals of highest international impact, leaving no doubt that Christian Lüscher is a world leader in the field of addiction research.

Importantly, Christian Lüscher’s contributions do not only provide deep and fundamental insight into the process of addiction, but also provide avenues to alleviate and possibly cure various forms of addiction in patients in the future.

The rigorous and persistent pursuit of the critical biological mechanisms underlying addiction, with the declared goal of applying the knowledge to treat patients, is truly exceptional.

2016

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Christian Lüscher has made outstanding scientific contributions to the field of addiction research. His work led to a deep understanding of the cellular and neuronal circuit mechanisms driving addiction. Christian Lüscher found that specific synapses change their strength through mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, paralleling the behavioral manifestations of addiction.

This insight allowed him to design clever interventions to revert these changes in animal models. In order to enable possible interventions in patients with addiction in the future, Christian Lüscher developed deep brain stimulation protocols in animal models. These are successful in reverting addiction, with high potential for application in patients with severe forms of addiction.

These biomedically highly relevant findings have appeared in a series of papers in scientific journals of highest international impact, leaving no doubt that Christian Lüscher is a world leader in the field of addiction research.

Importantly, Christian Lüscher’s contributions do not only provide deep and fundamental insight into the process of addiction, but also provide avenues to alleviate and possibly cure various forms of addiction in patients in the future.

The rigorous and persistent pursuit of the critical biological mechanisms underlying addiction, with the declared goal of applying the knowledge to treat patients, is truly exceptional.

2014

Prof. Dr. Silvia Arber (1968)

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Christian Lüscher has made outstanding scientific contributions to the field of addiction research. His work led to a deep understanding of the cellular and neuronal circuit mechanisms driving addiction. Christian Lüscher found that specific synapses change their strength through mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, paralleling the behavioral manifestations of addiction.

This insight allowed him to design clever interventions to revert these changes in animal models. In order to enable possible interventions in patients with addiction in the future, Christian Lüscher developed deep brain stimulation protocols in animal models. These are successful in reverting addiction, with high potential for application in patients with severe forms of addiction.

These biomedically highly relevant findings have appeared in a series of papers in scientific journals of highest international impact, leaving no doubt that Christian Lüscher is a world leader in the field of addiction research.

Importantly, Christian Lüscher’s contributions do not only provide deep and fundamental insight into the process of addiction, but also provide avenues to alleviate and possibly cure various forms of addiction in patients in the future.

The rigorous and persistent pursuit of the critical biological mechanisms underlying addiction, with the declared goal of applying the knowledge to treat patients, is truly exceptional.

2012

Prof. Dr. Lars E. French (1963)

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Christian Lüscher has made outstanding scientific contributions to the field of addiction research. His work led to a deep understanding of the cellular and neuronal circuit mechanisms driving addiction. Christian Lüscher found that specific synapses change their strength through mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, paralleling the behavioral manifestations of addiction.

This insight allowed him to design clever interventions to revert these changes in animal models. In order to enable possible interventions in patients with addiction in the future, Christian Lüscher developed deep brain stimulation protocols in animal models. These are successful in reverting addiction, with high potential for application in patients with severe forms of addiction.

These biomedically highly relevant findings have appeared in a series of papers in scientific journals of highest international impact, leaving no doubt that Christian Lüscher is a world leader in the field of addiction research.

Importantly, Christian Lüscher’s contributions do not only provide deep and fundamental insight into the process of addiction, but also provide avenues to alleviate and possibly cure various forms of addiction in patients in the future.

The rigorous and persistent pursuit of the critical biological mechanisms underlying addiction, with the declared goal of applying the knowledge to treat patients, is truly exceptional.

2012

Prof. Dr. Markus H. Heim (1961)

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Christian Lüscher has made outstanding scientific contributions to the field of addiction research. His work led to a deep understanding of the cellular and neuronal circuit mechanisms driving addiction. Christian Lüscher found that specific synapses change their strength through mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, paralleling the behavioral manifestations of addiction.

This insight allowed him to design clever interventions to revert these changes in animal models. In order to enable possible interventions in patients with addiction in the future, Christian Lüscher developed deep brain stimulation protocols in animal models. These are successful in reverting addiction, with high potential for application in patients with severe forms of addiction.

These biomedically highly relevant findings have appeared in a series of papers in scientific journals of highest international impact, leaving no doubt that Christian Lüscher is a world leader in the field of addiction research.

Importantly, Christian Lüscher’s contributions do not only provide deep and fundamental insight into the process of addiction, but also provide avenues to alleviate and possibly cure various forms of addiction in patients in the future.

The rigorous and persistent pursuit of the critical biological mechanisms underlying addiction, with the declared goal of applying the knowledge to treat patients, is truly exceptional.

2010

Prof. Dr. Ruedi Aebersold (1954)

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Christian Lüscher has made outstanding scientific contributions to the field of addiction research. His work led to a deep understanding of the cellular and neuronal circuit mechanisms driving addiction. Christian Lüscher found that specific synapses change their strength through mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, paralleling the behavioral manifestations of addiction.

This insight allowed him to design clever interventions to revert these changes in animal models. In order to enable possible interventions in patients with addiction in the future, Christian Lüscher developed deep brain stimulation protocols in animal models. These are successful in reverting addiction, with high potential for application in patients with severe forms of addiction.

These biomedically highly relevant findings have appeared in a series of papers in scientific journals of highest international impact, leaving no doubt that Christian Lüscher is a world leader in the field of addiction research.

Importantly, Christian Lüscher’s contributions do not only provide deep and fundamental insight into the process of addiction, but also provide avenues to alleviate and possibly cure various forms of addiction in patients in the future.

The rigorous and persistent pursuit of the critical biological mechanisms underlying addiction, with the declared goal of applying the knowledge to treat patients, is truly exceptional.

2010

Prof. Dr. Amos Bairoch (1957)

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Christian Lüscher has made outstanding scientific contributions to the field of addiction research. His work led to a deep understanding of the cellular and neuronal circuit mechanisms driving addiction. Christian Lüscher found that specific synapses change their strength through mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, paralleling the behavioral manifestations of addiction.

This insight allowed him to design clever interventions to revert these changes in animal models. In order to enable possible interventions in patients with addiction in the future, Christian Lüscher developed deep brain stimulation protocols in animal models. These are successful in reverting addiction, with high potential for application in patients with severe forms of addiction.

These biomedically highly relevant findings have appeared in a series of papers in scientific journals of highest international impact, leaving no doubt that Christian Lüscher is a world leader in the field of addiction research.

Importantly, Christian Lüscher’s contributions do not only provide deep and fundamental insight into the process of addiction, but also provide avenues to alleviate and possibly cure various forms of addiction in patients in the future.

The rigorous and persistent pursuit of the critical biological mechanisms underlying addiction, with the declared goal of applying the knowledge to treat patients, is truly exceptional.

2008

Prof. Dr. Pierre-Alain Clavien (1957)

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Christian Lüscher has made outstanding scientific contributions to the field of addiction research. His work led to a deep understanding of the cellular and neuronal circuit mechanisms driving addiction. Christian Lüscher found that specific synapses change their strength through mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, paralleling the behavioral manifestations of addiction.

This insight allowed him to design clever interventions to revert these changes in animal models. In order to enable possible interventions in patients with addiction in the future, Christian Lüscher developed deep brain stimulation protocols in animal models. These are successful in reverting addiction, with high potential for application in patients with severe forms of addiction.

These biomedically highly relevant findings have appeared in a series of papers in scientific journals of highest international impact, leaving no doubt that Christian Lüscher is a world leader in the field of addiction research.

Importantly, Christian Lüscher’s contributions do not only provide deep and fundamental insight into the process of addiction, but also provide avenues to alleviate and possibly cure various forms of addiction in patients in the future.

The rigorous and persistent pursuit of the critical biological mechanisms underlying addiction, with the declared goal of applying the knowledge to treat patients, is truly exceptional.