Paris, France – December 13th 2017 - Sanofi and the Institut Pasteur presented the Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards for the sixth year in a row.
Five internationally recognized researchers were rewarded for their work in two major fields with implications for global health: Immunology and Microbiology & Infection.
The National Junior award winners
Docteur Fabrizia Stavru – Bacteria-Cell Interaction Unit, Institut Pasteur (France). Fabrizia Stavru was rewarded for her research on host-pathogen interactions and specifically on the impact of a bacterial infection on the host cells’ mitochondria.
Docteur François Leulier – Institut de génomique fonctionnelle de Lyon, CNRS (Lyon, France), was rewarded for his research on the positive impact that some bacteria have on growth in situations of chronic undernutrition.
The International award winners
Professeur Jeffrey I. Gordon – Washington University (Saint Louis, United States), was rewarded for his contribution regarding the gut microbiota’s role in obesity and childhood malnutrition.
Professeur Antonio Lanzavecchia – Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Università della Svizzera italiana (Bellinzona, Switzerland), was rewarded for his research on the role of human monoclonal antibodies in the fight against malaria.
Professeur Michel C. Nussenzweig – The Rockefeller University (New-York, United States), was rewarded for his research on the molecular aspects of adaptive and innate immune responses and his research on HIV antibodies.
Created in 2012, the Sanofi – Institut Pasteur Awards are the result of a historical and privileged collaboration between two partners, Sanofi and the Institut Pasteur, to promote and support scientific excellence and innovation in service of global health. The overall allocation of the Prizes amounts to 400,000 euros.
The Jury is composed of esteemed members, all of them recipients of distinguished prizes, including three Nobel Prizes.
The laureates received their Awards during a ceremony on December 12th at the Institut Pasteur (Paris) in the presence of Pr. Stewart Cole, President of the Institut Pasteur, and Olivier Brandicourt, Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi, and members of the Jury.
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Image : from left to right, Elias Zerhouni, Olivier Brandicourt, Pascale Cossart, Stewart Cole, François Leulier, Jeffrey I. Gordon, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Michel C. Nussenzweig, Fabrizia Stavru and Gary Nabel.