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The Jean Bernard Prize, named after the founder of the French Foundation for Medical Research (FRM), honors scientists whose research greatens public knowledge in health. This year, the FRM presented the Jean Bernard Prize to Prof. François Desgrandchamps of the Immuno-Hematology Research Unit (CEA-Jacob).
Like many of its counterparts, the CEA is a signatory to scientific integrity charters guaranteeing honesty and rigor in research and higher learning. Within this framework, Elsa Cortijo, director of fundamental research at CEA, has appointed Élisabeth Menu, biologist-immunovirologist at IDMIT, as scientific integrity correspondent for the François Jacob Institute of Biology.
Paris-Saclay University earned the 14th spot among the top 1000 universities in the 2020 edition of the Shanghai Ranking, becoming thus the first French higher learning institute to break into the top-15 regardless of specialties. Of the 35 Paris-Saclay University researchers who were the most cited in their fields, 13 are affiliated with CEA centers and four of those with CEA-Jacob: Jean-Marc Aury, Karine Labadie, Julie Poulain and Patrick Wincker.
IDMIT (CEA-Jacob) is participating in CARE, a public-private consortium of 37 organizations brought together to speed the development of treatments for COVID-19 and future coronavirus epidemics.
At a joint meeting of the French Academies of Medicine and Pharmacy held 19 November 2019, Ronald Melki of the Neurodegenerative Diseases Laboratory (MIRCen/CEA-Jacob) gave a descriptive review of experimental elements enabling a better understanding of infectious proteinopathy in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.