The SIB Bioinformatics Awards honour excellence in three categories:

  • SIB Early Career Bioinformatician Award
  • SIB Best Swiss Bioinformatics Graduate Paper Award
  • SIB Bioinformatics Resource Innovation Award

SIB Early Career Bioinformatician Award

The SIB Early Career Bioinformatician Award is an international award that recognises the excellence and promise of a researcher’s early career, based on one or several projects and/or papers focussing on the in silico analysis of biological sequences, structures or processes.

This award carries a cash prize of CHF 10’000 and an award certificate. Candidates applying for the award must have finished their PhD during the 6 years preceding the application deadline. Applications may be submitted by any faculty member or by the candidate him/herself. In the latter case, a letter of support should be provided. The application for the award should include two to five pages describing the candidate’s career, including important projects and accepted publications. An international independent jury will review the applications and designate the award laureate. The laureate will receive the award during SIB’s 14th [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference, which will take place during the Basel Life Conference on 9-12 September 2019.

By submitting their application, candidates agree in advance to take part in the [BC]2 conference if awarded, and the laureate will be invited to give a plenary talk.

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Key dates:

  • Call for entries: 10 January 2019
  • Closing date for entries: 31 March 2019
  • Confidential announcement to the laureate: 1 July 2019
  • Awards presentation: 9-12 September 2019

 

2019 Jury

  • Dr. Claudia Bank, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Portugal
  • Dr. Andrea Cavalli, Institute for Research in Biomedicine & SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
  • Dr. Frank Eisenhaber, Bioinformatics Institute A*STAR, Singapore
  • Dr. Mirana Ramialison, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Australia
  • Dr. Fabian Theis, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany

* All jury members will be asked to not judge applications submitted by candidates from their own research group or collaborative projects to avoid any potential conflicts of interest.

 

Meet the past laureates!

In 2019, the SIB Bioinformatics Awards will be presented for the 10th time, providing a great occasion to reach out to past laureates and ask them where they are now in their career. Read our interviews with: Joshua Payne (Laureate 2014)Anamaria Necsulea (2013 Laureate)Christophe Dessimoz (2012 Laureate); Nacho Molina (2011 Laureate); Aitana Lebrand (2010 Laureate); Lukas Burger (2009 Laureate)Zoltán Kutalik (2008 Laureate)

SIB Best Swiss Bioinformatics Graduate Paper Award

The SIB Best Swiss Bioinformatics Graduate Paper Award is a national award that recognises outstanding papers published by a graduate student in the area of in silico analysis of biological sequences, structures or processes.

The award carries a cash prize of CHF 5,000 and an award certificate. It is open to scientists currently carrying out a PhD or who obtained their PhD degree during the two years preceding the application deadline. The applicant must have studied in Switzerland for at least 6 months during their PhD. The paper must have been published or accepted for publication at the application deadline. If the candidate is not the first author of the paper, she/he will need to detail in the application her/his personal contributions. Applications for the award may be submitted by any SIB Group Leader or faculty of a Swiss University or Federal Institute of Technology, or by the candidate her/himself. In the latter case, the PhD supervisor or the last or corresponding author of the paper should provide a letter of support. The application for the award should include the applicant’s CV, a short summary of the paper and the paper itself. A jury composed of SIB Group Leaders and past laureates will designate the new laureate who will receive the award during SIB’s 14th [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference which will take place during the Basel Life Conference on 9-12 September 2019. She/he will also be invited to give a plenary talk during the conference; by submitting their application, candidates agree in advance to participate in the [BC]2 conference if awarded.

Apply here

For more information on the submission process, please refer to the Terms and Conditions.

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Key dates:

  • Call for entries: 10 January 2019
  • Closing date for entries: 31 March 2019
  • Confidential announcement to the laureate: 1 July 2019
  • Awards presentation: 9-12 September 2019

 

2019 Jury 

  • Dr. Katja Baerenfaller, Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (University of Zurich), Davos & SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
  • Dr. Luciano Cascione, Institute of Oncology Research, Bellinzona & SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland 
  • Dr. Frédérique Lisacek, University of Geneva & SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
  • Dr. Joshua Payne, ETH Zurich & SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
  • Dr. Robert Waterhouse, University of Lausanne & SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland

* All jury members will be asked to not judge applications submitted by candidates from their own research group or collaborative projects to avoid any potential conflicts of interest.

 

Meet the past laureates!

In 2019, the SIB Bioinformatics Awards will be presented for the 10th time, providing a great occasion to reach out to past laureates and ask them where they are now in their career. Read our interviews with: Hannes Röst (2015 Laureate)Josephine Daub (2014 Laureate)Charles E. Vejnar (2013 Laureate)Slavica Dimitrieva (2013 Laureate)Christoph Zechner (2012 Laureate)Jakob Ruess (2012 Laureate)Guillaume Rey (2011 Laureate); Rajesh Ramaswamy (2010 Laureate); Julien Roux (2009 Laureate)

SIB Bioinformatics Resource Innovation Award

The SIB Bioinformatics Resource Innovation Award is an international award that recognises newly developed bioinformatics resources with an important impact on life science research or the clear potential to make such an impact.

The award carries a cash prize of CHF 10’000 and an award certificate. The award is open worldwide, to any new bioinformatics resource that is accessible online and has been formally published. The type of resource is not specified: it can be a database, an infrastructure, a code-base, an analysis framework, a visualization tool, etc. The resource should be breaking new grounds conceptually and/or technically, and must have had its first publication1 within the past five years at the most. The award money is given to the principal investigator, but is meant to support the entire team involved in the bioinformatics resource; it should be used for the benefit of the resource and its further development. The application for the award should include no more than two pages, and a short statement on how the resource will be maintained in the coming years. An international jury will review the applications and select the best entry. The winning team will be announced at SIB’s 14th [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference, which will take place during the Basel Life Conference on 9-12 September 2019. One of the team members will be invited to give a plenary talk to present the resource and its scientific background. The resource representative agrees in advance to participate in the [BC]2 conference, if awarded.

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For more information on the submission process, please refer to the Terms and Conditions.

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Key dates:

  • Call for entries: 4 February 2019
  • Closing date for entries: 30 April 2019
  • Confidential announcement to the laureate: 1 July 2019
  • Awards presentation: 9-12 September 2019

1 The first publication describing the resource, or the first publication describing a very major new release of the resource.

 

Meet the past laureates!

In 2019, the SIB Bioinformatics Awards will be presented for the 10th time, providing a great occasion to reach out to past laureates and ask them where they are now in their career. Read our interviews with: Inanc Birol (2015 Laureate)

 

Past SIB Awards