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.
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.
Dr. Mercedes Rincón
Professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology from the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado.
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
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 MD, PhD
Chairman and founder of the Spanish Foundation for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia. (HF).
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.
Maria Carmen Collado
Agricultural Engineer (2000) and Graduate in Food Science and Technology (2002) from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV).
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.
Secretary and Spokesperson of the Jury.