Luc Montagnier#


Luc Montagnier
Email:lucmontagnier 'at' hotmail.com
Membership Number:106
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:lmontagnier
Elected:1988
Homepage:http://montagnier.org/-Luc-Montagnier-Foundation-



Present and Previous Positions
  • Full-time professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China
  • Since 2005 President-CEO and Co-founder of several startups in biotechnology
  • Since 2000 Professor Emeritus, Pasteur Institute.
  • Since 1999 Director of Research, Emeritus, C.N.R.S.
  • Since 1993 President of the World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention, associated with UNESCO (Paris)
  • 1997-2001 Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Queens College, CUNY, New York
  • 1991-1997 Chief of Retrovirus Department, Pasteur Institute
  • 1985-2000 Professor, Pasteur Institute
  • 1980-1985 Chief of the Virology Department and Head of the Post Graduate Course of General Virology, Pasteur Institute
  • 1974-1998 Director of Research, C.N.R.S.
  • 1972-2000 Founder and Director of the Viral Oncology Unit at the Virology Department, Pasteur Institut

Fields of Scholarship
  • Virology
  • Discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Pathophysiology of AIDS

Honours and Awards
  • Honors
    • Knight of the Legion of Honour (1984)
    • Commander of the National Order of Merit (1986)
    • Officer of the Legion of Honour (1990)
    • Commander of the Legion of Honour (1993)
    • Officer of the Mayo Order (Argentina, 2000)
    • Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour (2009)
  • Prizes
    • C.N.R.S. bronze medal (1964)
    • Rozen prize for cancerology (1971)
    • C.N.R.S. silver medal (1973)
    • Gallien prize (1985)
    • Louis Jeantet prize (1986)
    • James Blundel prize (1986)
    • Korber Foundation for European Research prize (1986)
    • Albert Lasker prize (1986)
    • Gairdner prize (1987)
    • Japan prize (1988)
    • King Faisal Price of Saudi Arabia International prize for medicine (1993)
    • Amsterdam Foundation for Medicine prize of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences (1994)
    • Atomic Energy Committee (CEA) prize (1994)
    • Hippocrates prize of the Hellenic Society for Internal Medicine (1995)
    • Neil Hamilton Fairley prize ot the Royal College of Physicians of London (1994)
    • Steve Chase humanitarian prize (1995)
    • Rome "Frégéné" prize (1996)
    • Japanese Red Cross prize (1997)
    • German Red Cross prize (1997)
    • Warren Alpert prize, USA (1998)
    • « Recherche et Médecine » prize (Institut des Sciences de la Santé, Paris) (1999)
    • Prince of Asturias Award (2000)
    • Laureate of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (2004)
    • “Prestige” EDC Prize of Ecole des Dirigeants et Créateurs d’entreprises, Paris (2005)
    • Prize of the “Académie des sciences médicales” of Bilbao (2006)
    • Prize of the MBC News of Dubaï (Saudia Arabia) (2007)
    • Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine, Stockholm (2008)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa
    • University of Leuven (Belgium)
    • University of Liege (Belgium)
    • University of Salonica (Greece)
    • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York)
    • American University of Paris (France)
    • University of Bologna (Italia)
    • University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    • University of Urbino (Italia)
    • University of Montreal (Canada)
    • University of Laval (Quebec)
    • University of London (United Kingdom)
    • University of Bucharest (Romania)
    • University of Athens (Greece)
  • Academician member
    • Member of Academy of Sciences of Madrid (1987)
    • Foreign member of Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium (1988)
    • Member of the French Academy of Medicine (1989)
    • Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization EMBO (1990)
    • Member of the French Academy of Sciences (1996)
    • Honorary Member of the Academy of Medicine of Turin, Italy (2006)


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