The Pasteur-Weizmann/Servier International Prize
The Pasteur-Weizmann/Servier International Prize for biomedical research with a therapeutic aim is awarded every three years to a top-level researcher, scientist or physician, internationally renowned for their major contribution to a biomedical discovery leading to a therapeutic application. The prize concerns themes that are of joint interest to the Pasteur-Weizmann Committee and the Servier Institute with the aim of promoting and encouraging fundamental research, in particular the transition from laboratory research to medical therapy.
The Scientific Committee
The scientific committee for the Pasteur-Weizmann/Servier International Prize is under the joint presidency of Professor Pierre Godeau and Professor Michel Goldberg. It comprises Professors Jean-François Bach, Marie-Germaine Bousser, M. Eisenbach and Yves Pouliquen. The members of the Scientific Committee are nominated by the Committee’s two co-presidents and are then elected on a permanent basis.
The composition of the Pasteur-Weizmann/Servier International Prize jury changes every three years. For the 2009 prize, it is made up of three prestigious persons: Professor Francis Eustache, neuropsychologist at Caen University Hospital, Professor Robert Jaffard, researcher at the Centre for Interactive and Cognitive Neurosciences of the University of Bordeaux, and Professor Michel Poncet, neuropsychologist and specialist in degenerative diseases of the cerebral cortex. This jury therefore selected a number of candidates having outstanding research work and teams.