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Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz  

Swiss Committee on Polar
and High Altitude Research

A Committee of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences



Awarded Projects



Prix de Quervain 2013

Nicole Inauen (PhD), Universität Basel:

Alpine Gletschervorfeldpflanzen unter erhöhter atmosphärischer CO2-Konzentration


Abstract (pdf)



Prix de Quervain 2013

Lena Hellmann (Master), WSL Birmensdorf:

Arktisches Treibholz aus Grönland und Spitzbergen – Holzanatomische Artbestimmung


Abstract (pdf)

Yvonne Nussbaumer-Ochsner
Prix de Quervain 2012

Yvonne Nussbaumer-Ochsner, UniversitätsSpital Zürich:

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome benefit from acetazolamide during an altitude sojourn. A randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind trial.


Abstract (pdf)   Article Chest (pdf)

M. Matschiner
Prix de Quervain 2011

Michael Matschiner, Zoologisches Institut - Evolutionary Biology, Universität Basel:

On the Origin and Trigger of the Notothenioid Adaptive Radiation.


Abstract (pdf)   PhD Article ME (pdf)   PhD Article PLoS (pdf)

Beat Schuler
Prix de Quervain 2010

Beat Schuler, Institute of Veterinary Physiology, University of Zurich (Currently: Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics, University of Oxford, United Kingdom):

Optimal hematocrit for maximal exercise performance in acute and chronic erythropoietin-treated mice.


PhD Article (pdf)

M. Lupker
Prix de Quervain 2009

Maarten Lupker, Institute of Isotope Geochemistry and Mineral Resources, ETH Zürich (Currently: Centre de Recherches Petrographiques et Geochimiques - CNRS, Nancy, France):

A new procedure for separating and measuring radiogenic isotopes (U, Th, Pa, Ra, Sr, Nd, Hf) in ice cores.


Abstract (pdf)   MA-Thesis (pdf)   Article (pdf) 





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