Doctor Honoris Causa award ceremony took place at Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse III, France on October 08, 2014. This award, named Doctor Honoris Causa, is the highest of the French University since the 17th century, that honors the excellence of eminent scientists and is giving for outstanding achievements in science and education.
Four famous scientists received the honor that time from the President of Paul Sabatier University, Prof. Bertrand Monthubert : Dr. Yury GOGOTSI (Drexel University, USA), Dr Jaime BOSCH (University of Barcelona, Spain), prof. M. Guy-Bernard CADIERE (Free University of Brussels, Belgium), prof. Naruya SAITOU (National Institute of Genetics , Japan).
Yury GOGOTSI – Distinguished University and Trustee Chair Professor, Director of A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, USA.
He also holds appointments in the Departments of Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Drexel University and serves as Director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute. He is a specialist in the synthesis and characterization of materials, especially carbon materials. He also reported carbon transformation of diamond to graphite under compression, opening the way for the possibility of diamond machining (Nature 1999).
Jaime BOSCH - Dr Jaime Bosch is currently Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hepatology Section at the IMD, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain. Since 2000, Dr Bosch has been the Coordinator of the Department of Liver, Gastroenterology and Metabolism at the Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, and Research Coordinator of the Institut de Mlalties Digestives, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona. He is also the Coordinator of the National Network of Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology. His particular research interests are the pathophysiology and treatment of portal hypertension. Dr Bosch is a fellow of the ACD, Asociación Española para el Estudio del Hígado, European Association for the Study of the Liver, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and IASL.
M. Guy-Bernard CADIERE - Professor of Free University of Brussels, Belgium, Chief of G.I. surgery, Saint Pierre University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium. Professor Guy-Bernard Cadiere is Doctor of Medicine and also holds a PhD in science. He is one of the world leaders in the field of laparoscopic surgery. He developed especially obesity surgery and robotic surgery. He was the first to operate with the Da Vinci robot, a patient with gastroesophageal reflux. The Americans asked him to perform for the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) the first intervention with a ring gastroplasty for obesity.
Naruya SAITOU - Professor, Division of Population Genetic, National Institute of Genetics , Mishima, Japan. Professor Naruya Saitou is a Doctor of Science (Ph. D), specializing in phylogenetic reconstruction and the evolution of genes. He is the inventor of the method of reconstruction of phylogenetic trees. He created new methods of phylogenetic reconstructions based on multidimensional networks. He was closely involved in the study of the evolution of genes involved in the control of embryonic development and blood group genes.Professor Saitou Naruya received honorary awards such as 'Research Promotion Award, Genetics Society of Japan' and 'The 12th Academic Award, Kihara Memorial Foundation'.