MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (Cambridge, UK)
Michel Goedert FRS, FMedSci is a Luxembourgish-British neuroscientist and former Head of Neurobiology at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (Cambridge, UK).
Goedert was born and raised in Luxembourg. After finishing his medical studies at the University of Basel (Switzerland) in 1986, he started working at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology affiliated with the University of Cambridge (UK).
Goedert was awarded the Metlife Foundation Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease in 1996, the Potamkin Prize in 1998 and the European Grand Prix for Research by the Foundation for Research on Alzheimer’s disease in 2014. In 2018 he was one of four recipients of the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize with the citation “For their groundbreaking research on the genetic and molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease, with far-reaching implications for the development of new therapeutic interventions as well as for the understanding of other neurodegenerative diseases of the brain”. In 2019 he received the Royal Medal and the Rainwater Charitable Foundation prize for outstanding innovation in neurodegenerative disorder research.