Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

Prof. Valerie Mizrahi Winner of the 2013 Christophe Mérieux Prize

Prof. Valerie Mizrahi was awarded the 2013 Christophe Mérieux Prize on 5 June in a ceremony at the Institut de France. Director of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine and professor at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, she is recognized for her research work in the field of tuberculosis and also for her engagement in developing research on the disease in Africa.

Created to support infectious disease research in developing countries, the Christophe Mérieux Prize is awarded each year by the Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux under the auspices of the Institut de France. Winners receive € 500 000.

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