The Prize for young researchers is awarded annually to 14 young doctors of science or medical doctors to enable them to do their postdoctoral internships in the best foreign laboratories.
Young researchers Bettencourt prize
Launched in 1990, the Prize for young researchers was one of the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation’s first initiatives. It is awarded annually to 14 young doctors of science or medical doctors to enable them to do their postdoctoral internships in the best foreign laboratories.
To date, 279 young researchers have been awarded this prize.
In 2014, the rules for the Young Researchers Bettencourt Prize were amended to strengthen the selection criteria and give special attention to applying medical researchers.
Matthieu Platre is on of the recipients of the 2018 award.
He completed a thesis in Plant Cell Biology - Location and function of anionic lipids in cell organization and plant development - at the Laboratoire de reproduction et développement des plantes at the ENS de Lyon under the supervision of Dr Yvon Jaillais.
He is currently pursuing a post-doctoral thesis in the USA - Study of the links between gravitropic response and the development of root architecture - at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, with Professor Wolfgang Busch.