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Spark Award for fundamental research

ETH Vice President Detlef Günther (2nd from right) with the winners of the Spark Award 2017: Michael Meyer, Sabine Werner and Luigi Maddaluno (left to right). (Image: Oliver Bartenschlager / ETH Zurich)

ETH Professor Sabine Werner and her team won the Spark Award 2017 for their groundbreaking new approach to combating viral diseases. If their results can be confirmed, they could lead to the development of better treatments for viral diseases such as herpes.