Mercator Awardees 2016

We congratulate the awardees!

The Mercator Awards 2016 were presented during the GRC Annual Ceremony on
6 October, 2016. More Information.

lic. phil. Sarah Genner, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research


"ON/OFF - Risks and rewards of the anytime-anywhere Internet " Sarah Genner CV (PDF, 124 KB)
Dr. Uli Herrmann, Institute of Neuropathology


"Mechanisms and therapeutic strategies underlying prion toxicity" Uli Herrmann CV (PDF, 79 KB)
Dr. Gabriela Medici, Institute of Law 


Migrantinnen als Pflegehilfen in Schweizer Privathaushalten - menschenrechtliche Vorgaben und staatliche Handlungspflichten" Gabriela Medici CV (PDF, 89 KB)

Short films about prize-winning research projects

The research projects of two Mercator Award winners were presented in the form of short films at the GRC Annual Ceremony. These films on Uli Herrmann and Sarah Genner can be watched on our website GRC Films. (Both films have English subtitles.)

Further information

The dissertation of Sarah Genner has been published by the VDF publishing company and you may download the eBook here.
Read an UZH news article (in German language) on the research group of
Prof. Adriano Aguzzi and Dr. Uli Herrmann.

And here another UZH news article (in German language) about the Mercator Awardees.



The following junior researchers have been nominated for the Mercator Awards 2015 by their faculties: Laura Surace, Nans Addor, Martina Zemp, Damiano Canapa, Phillip Lasater, Sebastian Mueller, Sabrina Studer