Scientific Awards



Each year the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation gives scientific awards: intended to promote therapeutic research on genetic illnesses with intellectual disabilities and to encourage scientists to work on research for treatments for these pathologies

The Foundation Journées Jérôme Lejeune which are specially designed for researchers (Journées Internationales) or practitioners and specialised therapists (Journées Cliniques), or both. These programmes generate competition among research teams, both nationally and internationally, while at the same time creating links among them.


  • 2015 Winners

2014 Young Researcher -Jérôme Lejeune Prize : Matthias Haberl, Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux ; Anouar Khayachi, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (IPCM), Valbonne

2015 Sisley-Jerome Lejeune award-winner : Alberto C. S. Costa, Research Institute for Children’s Health (RICH), Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

Translational research in Down syndrome

  • 2014 Winners

2014 Sisley-Jerome Lejeune award-winner : Randi J. Hagerman, UC DAVIS MIND Institute, Sacramento, California

Targeted treatments for fragile X syndrome

2014 Young Researcher -Jérôme Lejeune Prize : Jillian Iafrati, Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology (INMED), Marseille ; Ricardo Tabet, Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC,) Illkirch ; Julien Thevenon, Genetics Center, CHU Dijon Bourgogne.


  • 2013 Winners

2013 Sisley-Jerome Lejeune award-winners : Yann Hérault, Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC), Illkirch-Strasbourg ; Lynn Nadel, University of Arizona, Tucson

2013 Young Researcher -Jérôme Lejeune Prize : Elisabetta Aloisi (Neurocentre Magendie) Bordeaux ; Aurore Thomazeau (INMED) Marseille ; Alexandra Trotier-Faurion (CEA) Saclay


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