Awards and Recognition | Research

Discover the winners of the 2022 Young Researcher Prize

On The December 8, 2022

On December 5, at the Lumière Institute, the Métropole de Lyon and the City of Lyon, together with the Université de Lyon, awarded the 2022 Young Researcher Prize. Watch the video and find out more about the research projects of the four winners and the reasons why they came to Lyon.


The Young Researcher Prize, currently led by the Métropole de Lyon and created by the City of Lyon, aims to promote excellence in basic and applied research in the Université de Lyon’s laboratories and to highlight the work of its young doctors. This year, no less than 21 young researchers applied for the Young Researcher Prize.

The prizes are awarded to postdoctoral researchers under the age of 40 in three themes that encompass all disciplinary fields: bio-health and society, humanities and urban studies and science and engineering.


  • Audrey Vialatte, ‘bio-health and society’ prize winner – 31 years old, orthoptist and doctor in neuroscience (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1), currently post-doctoral fellow at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (Centre de recherche en neurosciences de Lyon - CRNL) – for her work on the characterization of visual-attentional dyslexia and the creation and development of early detection and scientific remediation tools.
  • Elsa Boulet, ‘humanities and urban studies’ prize winner – 32 years old, doctor in sociology (Université Lumière Lyon 2), currently post-doctoral fellow at Nantes University – for her work on maternity and health through the lens of social inequalities.
  • Jérémy Salaam, ‘science and engineering’ prize winner – 28 years old, doctor in chemistry (ENS de Lyon), who has just completed a year as a visiting scholar at Osaka University – for his work on molecular probes and iron-based contrast agents for MRI.

A “Jury’s favorite” prize was also awarded to Anne-Lise Saive, a 33-year old researcher in Cognitive Neuroscience & Artificial Intelligence (CRNL) and currently a researcher at the Institut Paul Bocuse. Her work focuses on the cognitive and cerebral mechanisms of olfactory perception and human memory.