The Inserm Medical Research Prizes for 2014 were awarded on Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 at the Collège de France.
Grand Prize: Anne Dejean-Assémat, for her entire body of research on the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the development of human cancers. (Inserm/Institut Pasteur Unit 993).
International Prize: Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, for his entire body of work, especially his work on viral latency (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK).
Prize of Honour: William Vainchenker, for his entire body of work in haematology (Unit 1009: Inserm/Institut Gustave Roussy/University Paris-Sud 11).
Opecst-Inserm Prize: Mickaël Tanter, for his involvement in the development of results from research on ultrarapid ultrasound (Unit 979: Inserm/CNRS/ESPCI/University Paris 7 /University Paris 6).
Research Prize: Hélène Dollfus, for her research on the genes that cause ciliopathies, a spectrum of rare eye disorders (Inserm/University of Strasbourg Unit 1112).
Research Prize: Nadine Cerf-Bensussan, for her work on the intestinal immune system and diseases associated with its dysfunction (Inserm/Paris Descartes University Unit 1163/Institut Imagine).
Innovation Prize: Mathieu Ducros, for his contribution to the development of multiplex biphotonic microscopy (Inserm/Paris Descartes University Unit 1128).
Innovation Prize: Frédéric De Bock, for his contribution to the development of organotypic brain culture (Unit 661: Inserm/CNRS/Montpellier Universities 1 and 2).
The Grand Prix pays tribute to an actor in French scientific research whose work has allowed for remarkable progress in the knowledge of human physiology, therapeutics, and in the health field at large.
The Research Awards distinguish researchers, professors and clinician-researchers, whose work has particularly marked the field of fundamental research, clinical research and therapeutics and research in public health.
The Innovation Awards reward engineers, technicians or administrative personnel for original creations in the service of accompanying research.
Since 2004, an Honorary Prize and an International Prize have been awarded, bearing witness to the professions of particularly eminent international scientists.