Silver Santé Study Project Coordinator receives prestigious Marie-Paule Burrus Prize at awards ceremony in Paris

Dr Gaël Chételat, Project Coordinator for the Silver Santé Study and Director of research at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), was awarded the Marie-Paul Burrus Prize by the French Foundation for Medical Research (FRM) at the Collège de France, Paris on Monday 15th November 2021.

Dr Gaël Chételat and other laureates (Copyright Julie Bourges)

Over 200 people attended the ceremony, including Mrs. Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and Mr. Denis Duverne, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the FRM. The evening was hosted by Sophie Aurenche, journalist and winner of the Claudine Escoffier Lambiotte Prize 2004 and Hervé Chneiweiss, President of the Research Committee of the FRM.

Every year, the Foundation for Medical Research (FRM) recognises the outstanding work of exceptional scientists and researchers by awarding a ‘Grand Prize’ along with several Scientific, Research and Communication awards. This year a total of 10 awards were given.

Dr Chételat was presented with the Marie-Paule Burrus Prize, which was created and awarded by Yves Burrus in honour of his wife, for her continued work on neurodegenerative diseases and specifically her research to promote normal brain ageing and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

On receiving the award Dr Chételat said: “I am thrilled to have received this award. It is a real honour and recognition to everyone in my INSERM team at Cyceron and the Silver Santé Study, who have all been involved in this important field of research.”

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