Life of the IBPC
Nine Choucroune Prize
Nine Choucroun, a collaborator of Jean Perrin and Research Director at the Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology wanted to encourage young researchers to do research in the very broad field of physico-chemical biology.
An annual award was created in December 1980 by his heirs; it is open to young (French or foreign working in a French laboratory) scientists, aged less than 30.
The prize, awarded by a jury largely outside of the Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, rewarded work in very different fields: theoretical chemistry, physical chemistry of membranes and nucleic acids, molecular biology of prokaryotes and eukaryotes, development, cell biology.
In 2010, the price became the Nine Choucroun - Edmond de Rothschild Foundation Prize and is awarded alternately with the Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Prize. The award, under the auspices of Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology and Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Foundation, is open to young researchers working in the field of Physical and Chemical Biology.
More information about the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation site
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Prize