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Nov 2018: Christoph Thaiss awarded 2018 Grand Prize by Science & SciLifeLab Prize

Christoph Thaiss has been named the 2018 Grand Prize winner of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists for his work implicating the microbiome in three phenomena associated with human obesity – the disruption of the biological clock, recurrent weight gain, and enhanced susceptibility to infection. Thaiss and his team discovered that specific molecules produced by intestinal bacteria are altered by these factors and influence disease development.

The 30,000-dollar prize recognizes promising early-career scientists who conduct ground-breaking lifescience research. It is supported by SciLifeLab (Science for Life Laboratory), a national centre for advanced molecular life sciences in Sweden, by the Science journal, and by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Professor Christoph Thaiss, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, Fellowship: 2013-2015

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