An initiative of the Foundation and La Vanguardia newspaper to bring visibility to outstanding research

The eight shortlisted research projects

2021 Edition

1st prize

Enriqueta Felip. Vall d’Hebron Institut d'Oncología (VHIO)
Una inmunoterapia contra el cáncer de pulmón

2nd prize

Marta Cortés Canteli. Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC)
Cómo mejorar la prevención del Alzheimer

3st prize

María Llorens-Martí. Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBMSO-CSIC-UAM)
El cerebro tiene células madre

2019 Edition

1st prize

Ángel Montero Carcaboso (Hospital Sant Joan de Déu)

A virus to treat a childhood cancer

2nd prize

Valentín Fuster, Marta Cortés-Canteli (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares)

A new strategy against Alzheimer's disease


3rd prize

María Llorens-Martín (Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CSIC-UAM))

Neurons are born in the adult brain for the whole of life

2018 edition

1st prize

Manel Juan (Hospital Clínic)

Aleix Prat (Hospital Clínic / Idibaps)

A test for cancer immunotherapy

2nd prize

Raúl Méndez (IRB)

José J. Lucas (Center for Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa)

A key protein in the origin of autism

3rd prize

Aitor Mugarza (ICN2)

César Moreno (ICN2)

The graphene membrane with exceptional properties

2017 edition

1st prize

José Luis Ortiz (IAA-CSIC)

A ring around the dwarf planet Haumea

2nd prize

Hugues de Riedmatten (ICFO)

Towards a hybrid quantum Internet

3rd prize

Marc Claret (Idibaps)

Antonio Zorzano (IRB)

The neurons that regulate the release of insulin

2016 edition

1st prize

Pura Muñoz-Cánoves (UPF)

Laura García-Prat (UPF)

Rejuvenating aged tissues

2nd prize

Pere Santamaria (Idibaps)

Therapy for autoimmune diseases

3rd prize

Salvador Aznar-Benitah (IRB)

Gloria Pascual (IRB)

A strategy to counter metastasis

2015 edition

1st prize
2nd prize

Clara Soria (University of Oviedo)

Fernando G. Osorio (University of Oviedo)

The molecule NFkB plays a key role in ageing

3rd prize

2014 edition

1st prize

Pura Muñoz-Cánoves (UPF)

A new vision of ageing

2nd prize

Eduard Batlle (IRB)

Insurance against colon cancer

3rd prize

Andrés Hidalgo (CNIC)

Platelets initiate inflammation

2013 edition

1st prize
2nd prize

Pia Cosma (CRG / ICREA)

Daniela Sanges (CRG / Icrea)

Regenerating the retina with stem cells

3rd prize

Manuel Serrano (CNIO)

María Abad (CNIO)

Cells can travel to the past