Luc Montagnier#


Luc Montagnier
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:106
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Elected:1988
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE


Luc Montagnier passed away February 8, 2022.

Positions Held
  • 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
  • Pathophysiology of AIDS
  • Discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Virology

Honours and Awards
  • Honors
    • 1984 Knight of the Legion of Honour
    • 1986 Commander of the National Order of Merit
    • 1990 Officer of the Legion of Honour
    • 1993 Commander of the Legion of Honour
    • 20000 Officer of the Mayo Order (Argentina)
    • 2009 Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour
  • Prizes
    • 1964 C.N.R.S. bronze medal
    • 1971 Rozen prize for cancerology
    • 1973 C.N.R.S. silver medal
    • 1985 Gallien prize
    • 1986 Louis Jeantet prize
    • 1986 James Blundel prize
    • 1986 Korber Foundation for European Research prize
    • 1986 Albert Lasker prize
    • 1987 Gairdner prize
    • 1988 Japan prize
    • 1993 King Faisal Price of Saudi Arabia International prize for medicine
    • 1994 Amsterdam Foundation for Medicine prize of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences
    • 1994 Atomic Energy Committee (CEA) prize
    • 1995 Hippocrates prize of the Hellenic Society for Internal Medicine
    • 1994 Neil Hamilton Fairley prize ot the Royal College of Physicians of London
    • 1995 Steve Chase humanitarian prize
    • 1996 Rome "Frégéné" prize
    • 1997 Japanese Red Cross prize
    • 1997 German Red Cross prize
    • 1998 Warren Alpert prize, USA
    • 1999 « Recherche et Médecine » prize (Institut des Sciences de la Santé, Paris)
    • 2000 Prince of Asturias Award
    • 2004 Laureate of the National Inventors Hall of Fame
    • 2005 “Prestige” EDC Prize of Ecole des Dirigeants et Créateurs d’entreprises, Paris
    • 2006 Prize of the “Académie des sciences médicales” of Bilbao
    • 2007 Prize of the MBC News of Dubaï (Saudia Arabia)
    • 2008 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine, Stockholm
  • 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
    • 1987 Member of Academy of Sciences of Madrid
    • 1988 Foreign member of Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium
    • 1989 Member of the French Academy of Medicine
    • 1990 Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization EMBO
    • 1996 Member of the French Academy of Sciences
    • 2006 Honorary Member of the Academy of Medicine of Turin, Italy


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