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Swiss Orchid Research Award (SORA)

The Swiss Orchid Foundation offers the Swiss Orchid Research Award (SORA) for scientific orchid research in the fields of evolutionary and reproductive biology, taxonomy, anatomy, physiology and ecology of orchids.

The 2014 SORA has been awarded to Prof. Dr. Cássio van den Berg for his work on the genus Cattleya. Click here for more information on the awardee, as well as an abstract and his award presentation he gave in Basel on the 9th December 2014.

Past SORA Awardees

 Click on the pictures to learn more about the past SORA awardees and their research projects!

SORA Awardee 2013, Lauren Gardiner
SORA Awardee 2012, Ruth Bone
SORA Awardee 2011, Lucienne de Witte
SORA Awardee 2010, Claire Micheneau
SORA Awardee 2009, Toscano de Brito
SORA Awardee 2008, Benny Bytebier
SORA Awardee 2007, Phillip Cribb
SORA Awardee 2006, Ernst Grell