Sanofi, the Institut Pasteur Reward 4 Researchers for Their Influential Work in Life Sciences

November 13, 2014

Sanofi and the Institut Pasteur awarded the Sanofi - Institut Pasteur awards for the third consecutive year. Four internationally renowned researchers were honored today for their work carried out in two major fields concerning world health: neglected tropical diseases and immunology.

Created in 2012, these awards encourage innovation and scientific excellence in the service of health. In 2014, the program set aside a total of 300.000 euros to reward and encourage research. In this third edition, four researchers and their projects were selected from among approximately 80 scientists from around the world:

• Doctor Priscille Brodin, Research Director at Inserm within the Center of Infection and Immunology of Lille - CIIL (joint structure of the CNRS, the Inserm, the Institut Pasteur in Lille and the University of Lille) for her research on tuberculosis and Buruli ulcer.

• Doctor Nadine Laguette, researcher at the CNRS, for her research on the role of the SAMHD1 protein in infections caused by the HIV.

• Professor Jean-Laurent Casanova, Professor at the Rockefeller University and Associate Professor at the Necker Hospital for Sick Children, for his research on genetics and infectious diseases, particularly in children.

• Professor Etienne Pays, a researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, for his

research on trypanosomal diseases, notably human African trypanosomiasis, commonly

known as sleeping sickness.