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Mercator Awardees 2016

The Mercator Awards 2016 were held as part of the GRC annual event. We are very grateful to the Mercator Switzerland Foundation for its commitment.


Dr. Sarah Genner, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research


"ON/OFF - Risks and rewards of the anytime-anywhere Internet"
Dr. Uli Herrmann, Institute of Neuropathology


"Mechanisms and therapeutic strategies underlying prion toxicity"
Dr. Gabriela Medici, Institute of Law 


Migrantinnen als Pflegehilfen in Schweizer Privathaushalten - menschenrechtliche Vorgaben und staatliche Handlungspflichten"

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