The UZH Postdoc Team Award recognises interdisciplinary postdoctoral teams for an outstanding and independent scientific achievement. The achievement should be characterised by societal relevance and/or impact. To honour research as a collaborative endeavour, the prize will be awarded to teams rather than individual researchers.
The UZH Postdoc Team Award is funded by a private donation to the President's Fund of the UZH Foundation.
For their outstanding achievement, exemplary team-work and interdisciplinary collaboration in the development and preliminary evaluation of a wearable-supported activity pacing platform for Long Covid and ME/CFS patients, allowing users to continuously monitor vital signs and set personal heartrate and step-count limits to avoid further deterioration of the disease.
Next to the winning team, the following teams of postdocs were shortlisted:
Checking the Pulse of Society: Find out about the 2022 winners on UZH News.
The Research Committee of the UZH evaluates the nominations. The Committee consists of representatives of all UZH faculties and the representative bodies. Please consider this in your nomination and write for an educated but non-expert audience.
Shortlisted teams will be invited to present the nominated achievement to the UZH Research Committee. The decision will be communicated shortly thereafter.
The nominated achievements are evaluated according to the following criteria:
1. Scientific quality
2. Interdisciplinarity and added value of the collaboration
3. Independence (criteria are not additive)
4. Societal impact and/or social relevance (criteria are not additive)