Cathrin Brisken wins Claudia Schilling Prize
Professor Cathrin Brisken at EPFL’s School of Life Sciences has been awarded the 2023 Claudia von Schilling Prize, recognizing her work in breast cancer research.
The annual Claudia von Schilling Prize, managed by the titular Foundation, is a prestigious accolade recognizing exceptional contributions to breast cancer research and therapy. While primarily aimed at scientists in German-speaking countries, it’s open to all. The Prize includes a sum of €10,000, which can be shared among multiple awardees.Top of Form
This year, the Prize has been awarded to Professor Cathrin Brisken, recognizing her significant contributions to breast cancer research. Catalytic to her winning the Prize was her seminal 2022 paper“Estrogen receptor positive breast cancers have patient specific hormone sensitivities and rely on progesterone receptor”, published in Nature Communications [read the EPFL press release].
The accompanying commendation from the Claudia von Schilling Foundation highlights that, in addition to her scientific accomplishments, Brisken is also a true world citizen who has trained and worked in many countries, speaks multiple languages, and has raised three children.
“I was very honored because the Prize emphasizes the translational value of our work,” says Brisken. “It has important implications for the future of breast cancer prevention and treatment.”