Navigation Links
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2011: Jules Hoffmann
Date:10/4/2011

This year the prizes were awarded by the Nobel Committee for work that "has opened up new avenues for the development of prevention and therapy against infections, cancer and inflammatory diseases," explains the selection committee.

Born in Luxembourg in 1941, Jules Hoffmann went to university in Strasbourg, where he obtained a PhD in experimental biology. He joined CNRS in 1964, and then set up the CNRS laboratory on 'Immune response and development in insects', which he ran until 2006. This laboratory was part of the CNRS Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, of which he was also Director from 1994 to 2006. His many discoveries in this field have led to a new understanding of the defence mechanisms used by organisms, from the most primitive to the human body, against infectious agents.

The Nobel Committee explained how Jules Hoffmann, 70, and Bruce Beutler, 55, had "discovered receptor proteins that can recognize such microorganisms and activate innate immunity, the first step in the body's immune response".

For Andr Syrota, President of Aviesan, "This new Nobel Prize awarded just three years after the Nobel Prize received by Franoise Barr Sinoussi and Luc Montaignier demonstrates, if such proof were necessary, the excellence of French academic research in the life sciences." He sends his warmest congratulations to Jules Hoffmann and to CNRS and Strasbourg University.

President of the French Academy of Science in 2007 and 2008, Jules Hoffmann is also a member of the Academies of Science of the US, Germany and Russia. He is the recipient of many prestigious prizes such as the recent Rosenstiel Award for Immunity (2010), the Keio Medical Science Prize (2011), the Gairdner Award 2011 in medical science, and the Shaw Prize 2011 in Life Science and Medicine. He has just been awarded the 2011 CNRS Gold Medal.


'/>"/>

Contact: Juliette Hardy
presse@inserm.fr
INSERM (Institut national de la sant et de la recherche mdicale)
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. 2010 Chemistry Nobel laureate Ei-ichi Negishi leads C&EN webinar
2. Nobel laureates Brown, Goldstein to give inaugural Stadtman award lecture
3. Lifespan researcher wins Ig Nobel Prize
4. UT Southwestern scientist shares 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
5. "New Cosmetic Surgery" Journalism Prize
6. ReNew Life Online Scavenger Hunt to Award Grand Prize Trip to Florida, Lunch with Brenda Watson
7. American Public Health Champion Receives 2010 Stockholm Water Prize
8. Prize4Life Inspires Award-winning ALS Film: Trapped
9. RAM founder to receive CWRUs Inamori Ethics Prize
10. Highest prize in public health -- the Frank A. Calderone Prize -- to Susan Baker, pioneer
11. Prize4Life Featured in Major Innovation/Prize National Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: ... “America On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. ... As a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco dentists, Dr. ... Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated to suffer ... Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of people with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... The company has developed a suite ... regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every formula has been developed ... , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Soy Free, Non-Dairy*, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... MD (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... The ... of Excellence to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual ... – 8. , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information about ... intend to develop to enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy ... especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... Oct. 10, 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May ... battery-powered display stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary ... a clinical solution to support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across Massachusetts ... , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the end of the month. ... health insurance regulations. ... to get a flu shot is by the end of October, according ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces the European launch ... called the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K ... visible particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity ... novel technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... The HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: