Ten years of the Vanguardia Science Award
The 10th edition of the Vanguardia Science Award is beginning. This award is the outcome of a partnership between the Grup Godó and the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation, and its goal is to promote scientific excellence.
This award, inspired by the example of Science magazine, which names a ‘Breakthrough of the Year’ every December, honours and awards the most important scientific breakthrough of the year in Spain.
They include eight scientific studies in the fields of biomedicine, astronomy, materials science and biology, all chosen by an interdisciplinary scientific committee.
La Vanguardia readers can vote for their favourite studies until Saturday 29 February at midnight. The votes will be tallied on Sunday 8 March and the winners will be announced.
This prize is yet another chance to participate in a world-class science dissemination programme which the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation has developed in recent years by partnering in a series of projects aimed at promoting research in our country and the scientific education of youths.
The candidates in this year’s edition and their studies are:
Juan Carlos Morales (Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC))
Valentín Fuster and Marta Cortés-Canteli (National Centre of Cardiovascular Research)
María Blasco (Spanish National Cancer Research Centre)
Dmitri Efetov and Xiaobo Lu (Institute of Photonic Studies)
Ángel Montero Carcaboso (Hospital Sant Joan de Déu)
Anton Guimerà-Brunet and Jose Garrido (Microelectronic Institute of Barcelona-CNM-CSIC/CIBER) and Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology/ICREA)
Carme Gallart and Tomás Ruiz Lara (Astrophysics Institute of the Canary Islands)
María Llorens-Martín (Center for Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa (CSIC-UAM))