Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine

Established in 1986, the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine rewards each year established researchers who have distinguished themselves in biomedical research both in its fundamental aspects and in its clinical aspects, by carrying out their activity in one of the member states of the Council of Europe. The Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine is not intended solely as the recognition of work that has been completed, but also to encourage the continuation of innovative research projects.

Painfully struck by the death of many of his family members affected by cancer, Louis Jeantet had the idea of ​​creating a Foundation intended to support biomedical research in 1965. Over the following years he interacted regularly with doctors and scientists to develop the framework that would give rise to the foundation in 1983 and to the Prize in 1986. He himself was diagnosed with myeloma and passed away in 1981.


Louis Jeantet