Nicole Le Douarin glances up and down the shelves of the vast library in her new office, at the Collège de France. Then, digging through the stacks of books hardly out of their boxes, is sad as she cannot find the snapshots of her famous biological chimera. "I'll send them to you", and she pardons herself, obviously frustrated. Because, for the 2009 winner of Inserm's Honorary Prize, science is an intense passion, in which no detail should be neglected.
Nicole Le Douarin, Honorary Prize 2009