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September 2, 2013

Roska lab makes clean sweep

At this year’s annual meeting of the Swiss Society of Ophthalmology (SOG-SSO), which took place in Locarno last week, Botond Roska and two of his former lab members have been honored by the Alfred Vogt Foundation and the Swiss Society of Ophthalmology.

Botond Roska received the Alfred Vogt Award for his outstanding research into the functioning of retinal circuits. Sandra Siegert, former PhD student in the Roska lab and Karl Farrow, postdoctoral fellow in the same group, shared the Swiss OphthAWARD in the category “Best experimental work”. Sandra’s work into the gene expression patterns of different retinal cells as well as Karl’s results on the neuronal switch that activates distinct neuronal circuits at defined light levels were decorated with the award.

The Swiss OphthAWARD is extended to young scientists in ophthalmology for “Best experimental work”, “Biggest clinical relevance” and “Biggest innovation”. The prizes are sponsored by Bayer (Schweiz) AG and awarded during the annual congress of the SOG-SSO.

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