Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera and the newspaper La Vanguardia have renewed their annual collaboration agreement to promote the visibility of women-led scientific research. Since 2011, both institutions have jointly organized the Vanguardia Science Prize, which initially aimed to highlight excellent research with little media coverage.
However, in 2022, it was agreed to focus the award on closing the gender gap in research. The signing ceremony was attended by Jordi Juan, director of La Vanguardia, and Germán Ramón-Cortés, president of Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera.
The ceremony for the 2022 Vanguardia Science Prize will take place on April 26th at La Pedrera in a public event (pre-registration is required). The winning candidacy is led by Dr. Neus Martínez from the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) and Dr. Pilar Navarro from the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (IIBB-CSIC) for their research on 'Early detection of pancreatic cancer'. This work has been voted by both La Vanguardia readers and a panel of experts as the most important scientific breakthrough led by women in Spain this year.