Diabetes Center Post-doc Fellow Awarded the 2014 Liliane Bettencourt Prize for Young Scientists

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Friday, January 16, 2015

Foundation Bettencourt Schueller logo

Fanny Langlet, PhD, currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Berrie Diebetes Center, was awarded the 2014 “Liliane Bettencourt Prize for young scientists”. Founded in 1987, the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation supports and develops medical, cultural and humanitarian projects. Each year, the Foundation recognizes young French biomedical scientists of exceptional promise. Fanny Langlet earned her PhD from the University of Lille, France, with studies on the regulation of nutrient flux into the central nervous system. She joined the Accili laboratory last May, and will be presenting her ongoing work at the upcoming Keystone Symposium on Diabetes in Santa Fe, NM.

Presentation of Bettencourt Schueller Foundation

In 1987 Bettencourt, together with her husband and daughter, founded the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation (la Fondation Bettencourt Schueller) to support and develop medical, cultural and humanitarian projects. The Foundation is based in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

The Foundation, which benefits from assets of 150 million Euros and an annual budget of approximately 15 million Euros, devotes approximately 55% of its funds to scientific education and research, 33% to humanitarian and social projects and 12% to culture and arts. It sponsors prizes through which funds are disbursed to various recipients.