Mercator Awardees 2015

We congratulate the awardees!

The Mercator Awards 2015 were presented during the GRC Annual Ceremony on
4 June, 2015. More information.

Carolin Anders, Department of Biochemistry


"Biochemical and structural insights into the mechanism and function of Cas9 protein – Towards application in genome engineering"


Dr. Simone Pfenninger, English Department


"Beyond age effects – Facets, facts and factors of foreign language instruction in Switzerland"


Dr. Gregor Reich, Department of Business Administration


"Flexible Estimation Methods for Dynamic Discrete Choice Models"

Short films about research projects

The research projects of this year’s Mercator Award winners were presented in the form of entertaining short films at the GRC Annual Ceremony. They have been published as part of the NZZ Campus Video-Cast series and can be viewed here.
(One film, about Simone E. Pfenninger, is only available in German language.)

Further information

This UZH Online article describes how Carolin Anders, Assistant Professor Martin Jinek, Ole Niewöhner und Alessia Dürst succesfully work together as a research team.

angesprochenis a monthly series of interviews where linguists discuss their present research. In the first issue (in German), Simone Pfenninger talks about early second language acquisition in general and in Switzerland in particular.


The following junior researchers have been nominated for the Mercator Awards 2015 by their faculties: Lea Cassar, Sonja Keller, Juliane Lischka, Laura Marschner, Flavia Maria Wehrle.