Nutricia Fellowship Award

Every two years, the Nutricia Award of the Swiss Society of Neonatology is given to a researcher/clinician who has published outstanding research in the field of neonatology. The prize (CHF 10'000.00) is donated by Danone Schweiz AG and should be used to support a research stay in Switzerland or abroad.

Revised application requirements are given below. The prize will be awarded during the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Neonatology in May 2023.

Submission deadline: April 15, 2023      (to

Prof Dr. med. Sven Schulzke
President, Swiss Society of Neonatology



PDFAward Guidelines and application from 2022

PDF Award Guidelines prior to 2022

PDF Application German prior to 2022

PDF Application French prior to 2022


Award winners of the past years


Milupa Award 2020
Kerstin Jost (Basel, Stockholm)
Deep NEWS - Deep Machine Learning based Newborn Early Warning Signs

Milupa Award 2018
Christiane Eberhardt (Geneva, Atlanta)
Extensive characterization of neonatal b cell responses at birth

 Milupa Award 2016

Christoph Rüegger (Melbourne)
Nasal high-frequency oscillation to treat apnea of prematurity: a crossover, randomized clinical study

Abstract    Full Text

Milupa Award 2014
Evelyne Staub (Basel)
Effects of invasive mechanical ventilation versus non-invasive ventilation on renal blood flow and renal function in preterm lambs

Milupa Award 2012
Céline Julie Fischer Fumeaux (Lyon)
Effects of mother's own raw milk administration on breastfeeding in hospitalized neonates

Milupa Award 2010
Luregn Schlapbach (Bern)
Differential role of the lectin pathway of complement activation in susceptibility to neonatal sepsis

Abstract Full Text

Milupa Award 2008
Pia Wintermark (Lausanne & Boston)
Perfusion-weighted MRI in term infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

Milupa Award 2006
Cornelia Franziska Hagmann (Lucerne & London)
T2 at MR imaging is an objective quantitative measure of cerebral white matter signal intensity abnormality in preterm infants at term-equivalent age.

Abstract Full Text 

Milupa Award 2004
Matthias Roth-Kleiner (Lausanne)
Pathophysiological aspects of mechanical ventilation and inflammation on
long-term pulmonary development of newborn rats

Abstract Full Text 

Award 2002
Riccardo Pfister (Geneva)
Influence of fetal activity and uterine contractions on liquid expulsion from the lung during labor 

Abstract Full Text 

Milupa Award 2000
Cécile Besson Duvanel (Lausanne)
Long-term effects of neonatal hypoglycemia on brain growth and psychomotor development in small-for-gestational-age preterm infants


Milupa Award 1998
Jean-François Tolsa (Lausanne)
Developmental change in magnesium sulfate-induced relaxation of rabbit pulmonary arteries

Abstract Full Text