Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2)

Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing biological sciences within the Swiss Academic Community, and to addressing the social, ethical, and economic issues raised by the rapid progress of the biomedical and life sciences.

Originally founded around Prof. Eward Weibel as USGEB (Union of Swiss Societies for Experimental Biology) in 1969, the society has a history of nearly 50 years in federating researchers from various Life Sciences disciplines and in promoting their interests towards the public. In 2012, USGEB changed its name to LS2 (Life Sciences Switzerland) and in 2016, three of the founding societies (Swiss Society for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, Swiss Proteomics Society, and Swiss Physiological Society) merged, making LS2 the largest Life Sciences Society in Switzerland.

Our actions

LS2 is the society that integrates all facets of the life sciences, from Biochemistry to Physiology. We are actively reaching out to partner societies, organise workshops, satellite, and section meetings, our big annual meeting, and provide travel grants for young researchers to kick-start their academic career. If you are interested in joining LS2, please visit our main website.

LS2 is member of the Platform Biology of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT). SCNAT provides substantial funding to LS2 that make our actions and events possible.

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Rebekka Wild: Prix Schläfli Biologie 2019
  • LS2 Life Sciences Switzerland
  • Académie suisse des sciences naturelles
  • Remise de prix
  • Zürich

Award ceremony for the Prix Schläfli "Biology" 2019

The Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) has awarded the Prix Schläfli 2019 to the four most important insights gained by young researchers at Swiss universities. Rebekka Wild has been awarded by the Prix Schläfli "Biology" 2019 for her findings on the structure and function of a unit in biological cells that contributes to regulating phosphate concentration.


LS2 Life Sciences Switzerland
University of Zurich Institute of Molecular Life Sciences
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich