Lelio Orci#

Lelio Orci
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:1894
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND

Lelio Orci passed away October 22, 2019.

Positions Held
  • Distinguished Professor in the Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism in the college of Medicine in Geneva University
  • 2004 Emeritus Professor, University of Geneva Medical School, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1972-2002 Chair of the Department of Geomorphology at the Medical School of Geneva University
  • 1967-1973 assistant professor at the Institute of Histology and Embryology, University of Geneva Medical Centre

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cell biology
  • Islets of Langerhans
  • Ultrastructure and immunocytochemistry of beta cells
  • Diabetes
  • Insulin synthesis

Honours and Awards
  • King Faisal International Prize for Medicine
  • Honorary doctorate from the University of Levant in Belgium
  • Honorary doctorate from the Universities of McGill and Guelph in Canada
  • Member of the European Academy of Science
  • Member of the the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Member of the the US National Academy of Science
  • Honorary Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science,
  • Member of the Italian Diabetes Society
  • Member of the Argentine’s Physiological Society
  • Order of Commander of Honor by the Italian Government
  • 1973 – Minkowski Prize (European Association for the Study of Diabetes)
  • 1977 – Nessim Habif Prize
  • 1979 – Fernand Tissot Prize
  • 1978 – Mack-Foster Award (European Society for Clinical Investigation)
  • 1978 – David Rumbough Award (American Juvenile Diabetes Foundation)
  • 1981 – Banting Medal (American Diabetes Association)
  • 1983 – Dale Medal (Society for Endocrinology)
  • 1985 King Faisal International Prize for Medicine
  • 1986 Otto Naegeli Prize for Medicine
  • 1986 Special Golgi Award (European Association for the Study of Diabetes)
  • 1987 Morgagni Medal (G.B. Morgagni International Prizes)
  • 1991 Elliot P. Joslin Award (Massachusetts Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association)
  • 1998 Member of the Senate of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 1998 Foreign Member of National Academy of Sciences
  • 1999 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2000 Lucien Dautrebande Triennial Prize (The Physiopathology Foundation)
  • 2007 Honorary Fellow of the European Association for Diabetes Research
  • 2007 Leon Lombarti Prize
  • The Lelio Orci Award for advances in cell biology was established in 2015

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