Prof. Jean Gruenberg, Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Science of University of Geneva, Department of Biochemistry, is the winner of the Lelio Orci 2020 Prize for his work on the biology of cell membranes and the discovery of the principles responsible for the biogenesis and dynamics of endosomal membranes. His research has indeed modified the understanding of endocyte transport, an essential mechanism involved notably in the fundamental processes of cell structure and function, but also in certain metabolic functions such as cholesterol or viral infections. The Lelio Orci Prize has been awarded annually since 2015 for outstanding work in the field of fundamental cell biology. It is awarded by the Lelio Orci Fund, hosted by the Faculty of Medicine of the UNIGE, and presented by the LS2 Society. Source:


Céline Wittwer, SCS