Published on 07.12.2020

Dr Yann Ravussin receives Young Investigator Award for work on obesity


Dr. Yann Ravussin, who joined the Medicine Section this year, received a Basic Young Independent Investigator Award from the Swiss Society of Endocrinology and Diabetology. This award recognizes his work on obesity, in particular a technique he developed during his postdoctoral research at Columbia University, that makes it much easier to study the mechanisms of obesity using laboratory mice.  The funding provided by this award enabled him to acquire technical equipment for the research team he is setting up at the University of Fribourg.