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Members of the Jury

Alfred Sommer (Chairman)

Prof. Alfred Sommer has had a distinguished career in medical research and public health. He is currently Dean Emeritus and Professor of Epidemiology, International Health, and (at the School of Medicine) Ophthalmology at the John Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore.

Mark Bear

Prof. Mark Bear is an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Picower Professor of Neuroscience at The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

José Cunha-Vaz

Prof. José Cunha-Vaz is a renowned Portuguese ophthalmologist, Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology at Coimbra University and President of the AIBILI Board of Directors.

Jacques Delors

Jacques Delors is a prominent French politician and former President of the European Commission.

Graça Machel

Graça Machel is a Mozambican politician and humanitarian.

Gullapalli N. Rao

Prof. Gullapalli Rao is the Founder of the LV Prasad Eye Institute, India, and Chair of the International Centre for Eyecare Education (ICEE). He is also a former President of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.

Joshua Sanes

Prof. Joshua Sanes is Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and founding Director of the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University.

Amartya Sen

Prof. Amartya Sen is a renowned Indian economist and Nobel laureate. He is currently Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University.

Carla Shatz

Prof. Carla Shatz is the Director of BioX (Stanford University), an Institute facilitating interdisciplinary research at the intersections of Life and Medical Sciences, Engineering, and other quantitative sciences.

Paul Sieving

Dr. Paul A. Sieving is the Director of the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health in the USA.

Susumu Tonegawa

Prof. Susumu Tonegawa is a distinguished immunologist and a Nobel laureate. He is currently Director of the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Picower Professor of Biology at The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.