Presentation of Prince Albert II of Monaco – Pasteur Institute Prize

As part of Monaco Ocean Week, on Thursday, March 28th, HSH the Sovereign Prince presented the “Prince Albert II of Monaco – Pasteur Institute” prize to Professor Joacim Rocklöv. This award recognizes a researcher who has particularly contributed to the study of the impact of environmental changes on human health.

Remis du Prix Prince Albert II et Institut Pasteur - A droite de S.A.S. le Prince Souverain : le Professeur Joacim Rocklöv, lauréat et le Professeur Stewart Cole, Directeur Général de l’Institut Pasteur © Direction de la Communication/Michael Alesi
Remis du Prix Prince Albert II et Institut Pasteur – A droite de S.A.S. le Prince Souverain : le Professeur Joacim Rocklöv, lauréat et le Professeur Stewart Cole, Directeur Général de l’Institut Pasteur © Direction de la Communication/Michael Alesi

It is part of the framework agreement signed between the Institut Pasteur, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Prince’s Government on December 21, 2010, providing for the financing of joint projects for the fight against emerging diseases. access to the training of scientists and health personnel from the least developed countries as well as the organization of scientific or charitable events, and in connection with the protection of the environment.

This Prize, funded by the Prince’s Government, follows the Convention that specifically links the Monaco Scientific Center, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Institut Pasteur since 2010 around the consequences for human health of environmental changes.

Swedish citizen, Joacim Rocklöv is Professor of Epidemiology in the “Sustainable Health” section of the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of Umea and Associate Researcher at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Heidelberg.

His research focuses on arboviroses, and in particular the epidemiology of Zika and Dengue viruses. Because of his expertise in statistics, he was able to develop a predictive mathematical model of dengue epidemics according to the dynamics of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, with the aim of setting up early warning systems.

Meanwhile he is engaged in interdisciplinary Public Health activities federating health scientists and climate economists and policymakers and has been invited to join the group of experts met in the “Lancet Countdown” as a specialist vector diseases. He has also contributed to reports by the IPCC and WHO.

The delegation of the Pasteur Institute was composed of Professor Stewart Cole, Managing Director, Ms. Jennifer Heurley, Director Delegate for International Affairs and Professor Dominique Franco, Head of Education within the Pasteur Institute.

As part of Monaco Ocean Week, on Thursday, March 28th, HSH the Sovereign Prince presented the “Prince Albert II of Monaco – Pasteur Institute” prize to Professor Joacim Rocklöv. This award recognizes a researcher who has particularly contributed to the study of the impact of environmental changes on human health.

It is part of the framework agreement signed between the Institut Pasteur, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Prince’s Government on December 21, 2010, providing for the financing of joint projects for the fight against emerging diseases. access to the training of scientists and health personnel from the least developed countries as well as the organization of scientific or charitable events, and in connection with the protection of the environment.

This Prize, funded by the Prince’s Government, follows the Convention that specifically links the Monaco Scientific Center, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Institut Pasteur since 2010 around the consequences for human health of environmental changes.

Swedish citizen, Joacim Rocklöv is Professor of Epidemiology in the “Sustainable Health” section of the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of Umea and Associate Researcher at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Heidelberg.

His research focuses on arboviroses, and in particular the epidemiology of Zika and Dengue viruses. Because of his expertise in statistics, he was able to develop a predictive mathematical model of dengue epidemics according to the dynamics of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, with the aim of setting up early warning systems.

Meanwhile he is engaged in interdisciplinary Public Health activities federating health scientists and climate economists and policymakers and has been invited to join the group of experts met in the “Lancet Countdown” as a specialist vector diseases. He has also contributed to reports by the IPCC and WHO.

The delegation of the Pasteur Institute was composed of Professor Stewart Cole, Managing Director, Ms. Jennifer Heurley, Director Delegate for International Affairs and Professor Dominique Franco, Head of Education within the Pasteur Institute.

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