Colloques médecine & recherche
The growth of the world population makes us realize that life expectancy is increasing. This evolution has an influence on society and makes research scientists investigate all the various implications while the causes of this longevity itself remains quite unknown. Is there a limit to human life expectancy? Nowadays the answer tends to be positive. Longevity is based on several physiological processes and is at the crossroad of many medical disciplines.
The five Colloques Médecine et Recherche organized since 1996 deal with the impact and the paradoxes of these research fields.
This prize is awarded to a French or foreign researcher -biologist, geneticist, gerontologist, psychologist, demographer, statistician, etc.- in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the field of Longevity. The prize may be shared by several researchers involved in the same research field.
The international jury led by Leonard Poon (Athens, USA) is compsed by James Carey (Davis, USA), Eileen Crimmins (Los Angeles, USA), Caleb Finch (Los Angeles, USA), Bernard Jeune (Odense, Denmark), George Martin (Seattle, USA), Jean-Pierre Michel (Genève, Switzerland), Jean-Marie Robine (Montpellier, France), Jacques Treton (Paris, France), Bruno Vellas (Toulouse, France).
- 2013 Gary Ruvkun (Boston, USA)
Molecular genetics of longevity
- 2012 Linda Fried (New York, USA)
- 2011 Thomas Kirkwood (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
Theoretical approach to the biology of longevity
- 2010 Judith Campisi (Novato, USA)
Longevity, senescence and cancer
- 2009 Jacques Vallin (Paris, France)
Cross-national comparison of longevity through health transition.
- 2008 Gerald McClearn (University Park, USA)
Genetic factors involved in cognitive aging.
- 2007 David Barker (Southampton, UK)
Early determinants of longevity.
- 2006 Cynthia Kenyon (San Francisco, USA)
From worms to mammals - the regulation of aging by insulin/IGF-1 signalling.
- 2005 Sir Michael Marmot (London, UK)
Social gradiant effect and longevity.
- 2004 Linda Partridge (London, UK)
Diet, death and demography in drosophila.
- 2003 James Vaupel (Rostock, Germany)
The future of life expectancy in light of the history of life expectancy.
- 2002 George Martin (Seattle, USA)
Biology & genetics of longevity.
- 2001 Justin Congdon (Aiken, USA)
Processes of delayed aging in animals.
- 2000 Paul & Margret Baltes (Berlin, Germany)
Psycho-sociological factors of successful aging.
- 1999 John Morley (St Louis, USA)
- 1998 Roy L. Walford (Los Angeles, USA)
Caloric restriction and longevity.
- 1997 Vaino Kannisto (Lisboa, Portugal)
Demography and longevity.
- 1996 Caleb E. Finch (Los Angeles, USA)
Biology of aging.
* Please note that the international jury in charge of awarding the prize is not expecting any application: laureates are selected on the basis of either their main achievements throughout their career, or in recognition of a particularly important work. Publications of potential laureates are carefully checked by the jury members before they meet for a final decision.