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 research 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.

How to participate in the Jesús Serra Foundation Research Awards in Spain

Jury of the research awards

Dra. Maria A. Blasco – presidenta del jurado

Dr. Maria A. Blasco

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

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

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

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 MD, PhD

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

Dr. Pedro Mata López MD, PhD

Borja Ibáñez

A cardiologist at the Hospital Fundación Jiménez Díaz in Madrid, and group leader at CIBER on cardiovascular diseases (CIBERCV), he is a world opinion leader in the field of heart disease.

Dr. Pedro Mata López MD, PhD

Maria Carmen Collado

Agricultural Engineer (2000) and Graduate in Food Science and Technology (2002) from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV).

Dr. Pedro Mata López MD, PhD

Rubén Nogueiras

Professor and researcher on the Oportunius Programme at the Singular Centre for Research in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases (CIMUS) of the University of Santiago de Compostela, where he coordinates the Molecular Metabolism group.

Dr. Pedro Mata López MD, PhD

Laura Halpern

Secretary and Spokesperson of the Jury.