Doctor Philippe Bordier (1927-1977) contributed significantly to the bone field by developing bone histomorphometry, which he applied to the analysis of several bone diseases. His work and dynamism in science has been recognised in Europe and United States.
The award is for €1000 (Euros) and is announced during the ECTS annual congress.
The ECTS Philippe Bordier Clinical Award is open to individuals who have made a significant clinical contribution to the field of bone and calcified tissue.
Nominees must be nominated and seconded by ECTS members.
The Call for Nominations for the 2020 Philippe Bordier Award are now closed. The 2021 call for nominations will open in September 2020.
All nominations are reviewed by an independent panel of reviewers. The final decision is based on the marks and comments from the reviewers and any conflicts of interest are identified and dealt with appropriately.
Winner of the 2020 Bordier Award
Congratulations to Prof Rajesh V Thakker, University of Oxford, Oxford UK, recipient of the 2020 Philippe Bordier Award presented during the ECTS Annual General Meeting 2020.
For a full list of previous Award recipients, please visit the Previous Grants section.
Rajesh Thakker is the May Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS). He has made consistently significant and important contributions to endocrinology and metabolism, and especially to our understanding of the pathophysiology of parathyroid and kidney disorders that affect bone metabolism and calcium homeostasis. He has led the successful molecular genetic analysis of more than 15 diseases with related phenotypes, including both identification of the defective genes and functional analyses that explain the disease phenotype. His outstanding contributions to these scientific and clinical areas of extracellular- calcium metabolism and homeostasis have resulted in over 400 publications, which include papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Nature Genetics, Journal of Clinical Investigation and Lancet Journals. He has received many prizes which include: Louis V Avioli Founder’s Award from ASBMR (USA); Jack W. Coburn Endowed Lectureship from American Society of Nephrology; European Journal of Endocrinology Prize; and Dale Medal from Society for Endocrinology (UK).
Congratulations to Raj, he will be honoured during the prize session of the ECTS Annual Meeting in Marseille.