Three new SNSF professorships awarded to D-USYS


The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) awarded 42 new SNSF professorships to outstanding young researchers. Three out of four sponsored professorships at ETH have been allocated to projects at the Department of Environmental Systems Science (D-USYS).

The highly qualified young researchers will receive an average of 1.48 million Swiss francs per professorship over a four-year period, which is sufficient for them to conduct an independent project with their own team at a Swiss higher education institution. Among the higher education institutions which are supported by SNSF are the University of Zurich (13 professorships), the University of Basel (7), the University of Bern (5), and the ETH Zurich (4).

At D-USYS, the young scientists who will be supported by SNSF are:

  • Daniela Domeisen, presently Professor for Atmospheric Dynamics and Predictability at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, for the project «Improving the Prediction of Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Weather and Climate – From Theory to Application» at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science (IAC),
  • Joshua Payne, presently SNSF Ambizione Fellow at University of Zurich, for the project «Regulatory logic and the evolution of promoter complexity» at the Institute of Integrative Biology (IBZ),
  • Christian Schöb, presently SNSF Ambizione Fellow at University of Zurich, for the project «Ecology and evolution in practice: A plant–plant interaction-based approach to the evolution of biodiversity effects on productivity» at the Institute of Agricultural Science (IAS).

Daniela Domeisen, Joshua Payne at Christian Schöb will take up their posts at their institutes at D-USYS during the course of the year. Welcome!


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