The Inserm Medical Research Prizes for 2015 were awarded on Tuesday December 8, 2015 at the Collège de France.
Grand Prize: Pier-Vincenzo Piazza, for his body of research on the physiopathology of psychiatric illnesses (Unit 862, Inserm/University of Bordeaux, Neurocentre Magendie)
International Prize: Peter Piot, in recognition for his body of research on deadly viruses (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Prize of Honour: Étienne-Émile Baulieu, for his work on steroid hormones (Inserm Unit 1195, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre)
Opecst-Inserm Prize: José-Alain Sahel, for his pioneering work in the area of artificial retina research and regenerative eye treatments (Unit 868, Inserm/CNRS/Pierre and Marie Curie University).
Research Prize: Caroline Robert, for her work on metastatic melanoma treatment (Unit 981, Inserm/Paris-Sud University, Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif)
Research Prize: Archana Singh-Manoux, for her work on cognitive ageing (Unit 1018, Inserm/Paris-Sud University, Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, Villejuif)
Innovation Prize: René Ferrera, for the development of new techniques for the protection and assessment of myocardial viability (Unit 1060, Inserm/INSA/Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University).
Innovation Prize Claire Lissalde, for her original work in scientific outreach (Department of Scientific Information and Communication, Inserm)