On January 18, 2022, Josipa Jerak (Cellular Immunology Lab), Gaia Antonini (Systems Immunology Lab) and Pedro Ventura (Immune Mechanisms Lab) were announced as the grantees of the ninth IRB PhD Student Award. For their studies, Josipa and Pedro are enrolled at the ETHZ, while Gaia is enrolled at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI). This award is meant to acknowledge the students’ participation and efforts in all scientific activities. The Awardees were selected by Dr. Silvia Monticelli, Coordinator of the PhD Program, together with the IRB Group Leaders.
Due to the pandemic, the annual three days-long student retreat normally organized outside the IRB headquarters had to be cancelled. Therefore, the PhD award ceremony took place virtually during the Town Hall meeting hosted by the Director of the IRB Prof. Davide Robbiani. After a brief presentation of the selection criteria for this award and a reminder of the past awardees, Dr. Silvia Monticelli announced the names of the awardees for this year.
The IRB community wishes to congratulate Josipa, Gaia and Pedro for their achievements.