Every year, the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine distinguishes leading-edge researchers who are active in the European Council member countries. The prize aims to foster scientific
excellence and to encourage the continuation of innovative research projects with high added value and of more or less immediate practical significance in the treatment of disease.
The 2010 Prize has been awarded to CSCR Director Professor Austin Smith, and to the French cardiologist Michel Haissaguerre. Professor Smith was awarded the prize for his seminal contribution to understanding the mechanisms governing the renewal or differentiation of stem cells, a vital stage in the development of cell treatments.
More information about the prize: http://www.jeantet.ch/e/prize/prize.php