Christer Betsholtz awarded the 2018 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine

Published 2018-01-23 18:05. Updated 2018-01-24 10:43Denna sida på svenska

The 2018 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine is awarded to Christer Betsholtz, Director of the Integrated Cardio Metabolic Centre at Karolinska Institutet, and Professor at Uppsala University.

Christer Betsholtz is awarded the prize of SEK 5.8 million for his seminal discoveries in vascular biology, in particular the characterisation of specialised cells – pericytes – and their role in vascular development and permeability.

The 2018 Louis-Jeantet Foundation grants the sum of CHF 700,000 for each of the two prizes, of which CHF 625,000 is for the continuation of the prize-winner's research and CHF 75,000 for their personal use.