Paris – The Inserm Prizes for 2014 were awarded on Wednesday 3 December 2014 at Collège de France. By honouring its talents, Inserm seeks to display the diversity and richness of the careers that constitute biomedical research, and the creativity and passion of the men and women who do this work on a daily basis. Learn about the laureates.
On 3 December last, Inserm awarded eight remarkable researchers and research engineers.
This year, the Inserm Grand Prix has been awarded to Anne Dejean-Assémat (Inserm/Institut Pasteur Unit 993), in the presence of Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs, Health and Women’s Rights, Geneviève Fioraso, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, Jean-Yves Le Déaut, MP and President of the French Parliamentary Office for Scientific and Technological Assessment (OPECST), and Professor Yves Lévy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Inserm. This distinction is intended to pay special tribute to an eminent scientific investigator whose work has contributed to advancing the knowledge of human physiology, in therapeutics and more broadly in the area of health.
Since 2004, an Honorary Prize and an International Prize have been awarded, honouring the careers of particularly eminent international scientists. The Honorary Prize for 2014 has been awarded to William Vainchenker (Unit 1009: Inserm/Institut Gustave Roussy/University Paris-Sud 11), and the InternationalPrize to Sir Leszek Borysiewicz (University of Cambridge, UK).
The Opecst-Inserm Prize has been awarded to Mickaël Tanter (Unit 979: Inserm/CNRS/City of Paris Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution [ESPCI ParisTech]/University Paris 7 – Denis Diderot/University Paris 6 – Pierre and Marie Curie). This prize, awarded jointly by the French Parliamentary Office for Scientific and Technological Assessment (OPECST) and Inserm, is intended to reward a researcher for his/her involvement in the further development of research results.
Innovation Prizes reward engineers, technicians or administrators for original achievements in the service of supporting research. The 2014 laureates are Mathieu Ducros (Inserm/Paris Descartes University Unit 1128) and Frédéric De Bock (Unit 661: Inserm/CNRS/Montpellier Universities 1 and 2).
Research Prizes distinguish researchers, lecturer-researchers and clinician-researchers whose work has particularly marked the area of basic research, clinical and therapeutic research, and public health research. The 2014 laureates are Hélène Dollfus (Inserm/University of Strasbourg Unit 1112) and Nadine Cerf-Bensussan (Inserm/Paris Descartes University Unit 1163/Institut Imagine).