The 2019 Louis-Jeantet Prize Winners

The 2019 Louis-Jeantet Prizes are awarded to LUIGI NALDINI, Director of the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy and Professor at the San Raffaele University in Milan, Italy and to BOTOND ROSKA, a founding director of the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB) in Switzerland.

Luigi Naldini, of Italian nationality, is awarded the 2019 Jeantet-Collen Prize for Translational Medicine for his pioneering work taking gene therapy from the bench to the bedside, allowing to treat several genetic diseases.

Botond Roska, of Hungarian nationality, is awarded the 2019 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine for the discovery of basic principles of visual information processing and the development of therapeutic strategies, such as gene therapy, to restore vision in retinal disorders.