USA - France/Luxembourg
Bruce Beutler and Jules Hoffmann
2007 Balzan Prize for Innate Immunity
For their discovery of the genetic mechanisms responsible for innate immunity. They have worked in close cooperation to develop a new vision of the molecular defence strategy deployed by animals across a wide evolutionary spectrum against infectious agents. Their work has led to very promising medical applications.
Excerpt from The Balzan Prizewinners’ Research Projects: An Overview 2020