CPR Executive Director Jiri Lukas receives prestigious international Leopold Griffuel Prize
24 June 2014, Professor Jiri Lukas, director of Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, was awarded the prestigious international Leopold Griffuel Prize for his work on proteins role in cancer cells.
Professor Jiri Lukas has just received the prestigious international Leopold Griffuel Prize for his work on proteins role in cancer cells, which have led to better understanding of how cancer develops. His work has uncovered several weak points in intricate protein networks on which cancer cells are particularly reliant and whose targeting can help design more efficient way for treatment. The cash award of €150,000 from the French Association for Cancer Research (Association pour la Recherche sur le Cancer, ARC) is designed to reward the accomplishments of and encourage further research among the world's leading cancer researchers.