Fundación Jesús Serra Research Awards

The fourth edition of the Fundación Jesús Serra Research Awards arrives

In support of research, the Fundación Jesús Serra announces the fourth edition of the Research Awards, which is aimed at acknowledging the excellence and level of research achieved by Spanish researchers in the fields of nutrition and diet, with an impact on health, within their scopes of basic, clinical, epidemiological and technological research.


Objectives of the awards

Recognise the excellence of Spanish researchers

Spanish researchers have been able to respond to social concerns about health, implementing prestigious projects and research of the highest level. With our award, we want to recognise the importance of their work and offer a support framework that gives them visibility and new resources to maintain their leadership.

Build a healthier society

The World Health Organisation provides worrying data regarding obesity, anaemia and sugar consumption, among others. In Spain, we can lead this change if we have the necessary resources, and our Research Awards are a tool for dissemination and development to promote healthier lifestyles.

Ensure the well-being of future generations

The well-being of future generations depends on the public and private support for scientific research on nutrition, diet and health. Having a well-fed and well-cared for society is a life insurance that ensures stability and longevity.

Objectives of the awards


Dra. Maria A. Blasco – presidenta del jurado

Dr. Maria A. Blasco Marhuenda

PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1993), Director of the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (National Cancer Research Centre, CNIO) and Head of the Telomeres and Telomerase Group of the CNIO.

Dra. Mercedes Rincón

Dr. Mercedes Rincón Rincón

Professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology from the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Carlos Macaya Miguel

Dr. Carlos Macaya Miguel

Director of the Cardiology Department at the Clinical Hospital San Carlos in Madrid and Chairman of the FEC (Spanish Heart Foundation).

Prof. Lina Badimon

Prof. Lina Badimon Maestro

Director of the Instituto Catalán de Ciencias Cardiovasculares (Catalan Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, ICCC) and Research Professor of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC) at the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital.

Dr. Pedro Mata López MD, PhD

Dr. Pedro Mata López MD, PhD

Chairman and founder of the Spanish Foundation for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia. (HF).

Salvador Aznar

Dr. Salvador Aznar Benitah

Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and PhD from Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas “Alberto Sols” (Biomedical Research Institute “Alberto Sols”), through the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Raúl Zamora

Raúl Zamora Ros

Diploma in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from CESNID-UB, Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science and Technology from the University of Barcelona, Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences Statistics, Master’s Degree in Research Methodology in Health Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and PhD from the University of Barcelona with European Mention.

Laura Halpern Serra

Secretary and Spokesperson of the Jury.