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The CNRS 2021 Innovation Medal laureates
François Jérôme, Nora Dempsey, Amanda Silva Brun and Antoine Aiello are the four recipients of the CNRS 2021 Innovation Medal.
Created 10 years ago, this distinction honours people whose outstanding research has led to significant technological, economic, therapeutic or social innovations that promote French scientific research.
The four laureates of the CNRS 2021 Innovation Medal illustrate the diverse paths this can take while pursuing high-quality research. François Jérôme is a catalysis specialist at the forefront of developments in sustainable chemistry, where using biomass is a strategic focus. Nora Dempsey, at the CNRS Institut Néel, made a name for herself by developing processes for the synthesis of high-performance micro-magnets, whose magnetic structure is controlled at different lengthscales. Amanda Silva Brun, from the Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes, wants to develop innovative therapies using extracellular vesicles and to understand the associated mechanisms. Antoine Aiello gave rise to the Stella mare platform dedicated to marine and coastal ecological engineering, which he created and now heads.
Read more about each recipients on this web page https://www.cnrs.fr/en/cnrs-2021-innovation-medal-laureates
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