Jules Hoffmann/Nobel Medicine prize
Paris, October 3, 2011
Prime Minister François Fillon welcomes the fact that Professor Jules Hoffmann, of Strasbourg’s Institut de biologie moléculaire et cellulaire, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
This award is the crowning achievement of the major advances enabled by his work in the field of immunity research. They make an essential contribution to the fight against malaria and infectious diseases, an issue which President Sarkozy and the government have wholeheartedly supported by increasing the number of research programmes. The prospects opened up by this work pave the way, more broadly, to an understanding of the immune system as a whole.
This prize is another tremendous recognition of the excellence of our researchers and their involvement in the most advanced work at global level./.