The AXA Research Fund is awarding 2 million euros to support an
Endowed Chair in Molecular Oncology at the CNIO. The recipient of this
Chair will be Dr. Mariano Barbacid, world-renowned molecular oncologist,
who is focusing on the development of novel therapies against lung and
pancreas cancer, two of the tumors with the lowest survival rates.
Rome - The AXA Research Fund, a global initiative of scientific philanthropy
supported by the worldwide insurance group AXA, is awarding 500,000 Euros as seed
money to the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) to create a Chair on
Household finance and insurance, held by Prof Luigi Guiso. This will be the first AXA
Chair in Italy.
Previously Chief Financial Officer of the Institut Telecom, Godefroy Beauvallet has joined the AXA Group on March 1, 2011 to lead the AXA Research Fund, the scientific philanthropy initiative created by AXA to support research focused on understanding and preventing the risks threatening the environment, human life and our societies.