French Institute of Health and Medical Research

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Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale
Abbreviation INSERM
Formation 1964
Type Governmental organization
Location Paris
Region served
France
Official language
French
Director
Yves Levy
Staff 6500
Website english.inserm.fr

The Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM, French pronunciation: ​[insɛʁm]; English: French Institute of Health and Medical Research) is a French biomedical and public health research institution.

Medical research organisation[edit]

Created in 1964, the INSERM is a public institution with a scientific and technical vocation under the dual auspices of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Research. It was created as a successor to the French National Institute of Health.

INSERM consists of 339 research units, run by 6500 permanent staff members. Eighty percent of INSERM research units are embedded in research hospitals of French universities.

INSERM Awards[edit]

Each year, INSERM awards three researchers in three major distinct categories. The Grand prix de l'INSERM recognizes major advancements in biology for an active researcher of the institution, the Grand prix d'honneur recognizes a French public institution's researcher whose contributions have had a major impact in science, and the Prix étranger (Foreign Prize) awards a foreign researcher for their particular contributions to biomedical research. In addition the INSERM has internal awards for engineers and young researchers.

Winners of the three major Awards[edit]

Year Grand prix Prix d'honneur Prix étranger
2010[1] Didier Raoult Eliane Gluckman Denis Duboule
2009[2] Yehezkel Ben-Ari Nicole Le Douarin Nora Volkow
2008[3] Alain Fischer Alim-Louis Benabid Tomas Lindahl
2007 Christine Petit Pierre Ducimetière Mina Bissel
2006 Pierre Corvol Ketty Schwartz Zhu Chen
2005 Bernard Malissen at the CIML Jacques Glowinski David P. Lane
2004 Jean-Marc Egly Pierre Chambon Harvey Alter
2003 Miroslav Radman
2002 Monique Capron
2001 Yves Agid
2000 Arnold Munnich

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Lauréats du Grand Prix de la recherche médical on the INSERM website retreviewed Nov 30th 2010
  2. ^ Lauréats du Grand Prix de la recherche médical on the INSERM website retreviewed Nov 24th 2009
  3. ^ Lauréats du Grand Prix de la recherche médical on the INSERM website retreviewed on Dec 2nd 2008

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