The André and Michel Bouriez Foundation invites an independent Scientific Commitee made up of practitioners from various fields, specialties and nationalities within the medical and scientific community to select among the applications received, three grantees per year who will be awarded a grant enabling them to carry out their training project.

The scientific council

Composition of the scientific commitee

Pr. Michel MERLE

Surgeon. Founder of the European Hand Institute in Nancy (France) and Luxembourg. Scientific Director of the Medical Training Center – Luxembourg. Member of the National Academy of Surgery. Honorary Member of the National Academy of Medicine. Former Head of Hand Surgery at Nancy University Hospital.


Surgeon. Head of the plastic and reconstructive surgery department, at the IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan. Plastic and hand surgeon at Casa di Cura La Madonnina in Milan.

Mr. Olivier Brandicourt

Senior Advisor of Blackstone Life Sciences. Director de Benevolent AI, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Dewpoint Therapeutics and Avencell. Former CEO of Sanofi.


Professor in Digestive Surgery. Founding President of the Digestive System Cancer Research Institute (IRCAD) in Strasbourg. Founder and Member of the Board of Directors of the IHU Strasbourg (Institute of image-guided surgery) Founder of the European Institute of Telesurgery (EITS) based in Strasbourg.

Mr. Beat LEU

Chairman and CEO of the OSTEO AG group, Selzach, Switzerland. Founder and President of the AFOR Foundation (Association For Orthopedic Research). Founder and President of BIOVER AG, Hergiswil, Switzerland.

Dr. Raymond LIES

Pediatric, visceral, orthopedic and vascular surgery. Honorary General Director of the Kirchberg Hospital in Luxembourg. Former President of the European Association of Hospital Physicians. President of the Medical Training Center Hôpital Kirchberg in Luxembourg.

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