G.B. Morgagni Prizes 2012 Winners

During an international symposium focused on perspectives in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, which took place in Padova on October 19, 2012, the chairman of the symposium, Professor Gaetano Crepaldi, presented the G.B. MORGAGNI prizes to the 2012 winners:

· Gold medal: Markus STOFFEL (Germany)

· Silver medal: Timothy FRAYLING (United Kingdom)

· Silver medal: Roberto MALLONE (France)

The G.B. Morgagni Prize was instituted in 1984 by a group of distinguished researchers working at the University of Padova Medical School (Italy).

Named after the great anatomist Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682-1771), the prize was set up to promote research in the field of metabolism: One gold medal (20 000 euros) for an outstanding European scientist, and two Young Investigator Awards (silver medals, 8000 euros each) are awarded every 2 years.

An international panel of prominent experts in the field of metabolism examines and evaluates the candidates: qualifications, curriculum vitae, and scientific publications.

Servier, the leading independent French pharmaceutical group, has been the sole sponsor of the G.B. Morgagni Prize since 1997.