Award ceremony: Louis-Jeantet Prize for Silvia Arber
The award ceremony of the 2017 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine was held in Geneva on Wednesday, 26 April 2017. Two scientist were honored: Silvia Arber, Professor of Neurobiology at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, and senior group leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI) in Basel, as well as the immunologist Caetano Reis e Sousa, senior group leader at The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom.
The neurobiologist Prof. Silvia Arber is awarded the 2017 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine for her contributions to our understanding of how movement is controlled in mammals. The Louis-Jeantet Foundation grants the sum of CHF 700'000 for each of the two prizes, of which CHF 625'000 is for the continuation of the prize winner's research and CHF 75’000 for their personal use. The prize winners conduct fundamental biological research expected to be of considerable significance for medicine. Apart from Silvia Arber, the immunologist Caetano Reis e Sousa from Portugal is awarded the 2017 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine.
Every year, the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine distinguishes leading-edge researchers who are active in the Council of Europe member countries. The pCommunicationsrize is one of the best-endowed awards in Europe, fosters scientific excellence and finances the continuation of innovative research projects with high added value and of more or less immediate practical significance in the treatment of diseases. Established in 1986, the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine has thus so far been awarded to 86 European researchers.
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