Champalimaud Foundation - António Champalimaud Vision Award

António Champalimaud Vision Award

Year Laureate Country
2007 Aravind Eye Care System India
2008 Jeremy Nathans United States of America
King-Wai Yau China, naturalised American
2009 Helen Keller International United States of America
2010 Anthony Movshon United States of America
William Newsome United States of America
2011 African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)
2012 David Williams & James Fujimoto, Eric Swanson, Joel Schuman,Carmen Puliafito, David Huang United States of America

The Champalimaud Foundation recognises outstanding contributions to research in vision and associated areas through an annual award of € 1.0 million. The Vision Award has a strong bias towards work that has provided major breakthroughs in the understanding of vision or in the alleviation of visual impairment and blindness.

The award is given alternatively between contributions to overall vision research and contributions to the alleviation of visual problems, primarily in developing countries. The recipients of the award are productive research groups rather than single individuals and this may involve groups from more than one institution or discipline.

The winner of the award is chosen by a jury panel consisting of both high profile public figures and esteemed scientists. The members of the jury are:

  • Mark Bear
  • Susumu Tonegawa
  • Alfred Sommer
  • Carla Shatz
  • Joshua Sanes
  • Paul Sieving
  • Gullapalli N. Rao
  • Graca Machal
  • Amartya Sen
  • Jacques Delors
  • José Cunha-Vaz
  • António Guterres

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