Toni Gabaldón, ICREA research professor and group leader of the Evolutionary Genomics laboratory at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), has been awarded the 2017 Margaret Dayhoff Mid-Career Award.
The Margaret Dayhoff Mid-Career Award is an annual recognition to outstanding members of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) who are in the midst of their research careers. The primary criterion is a record of truly outstanding research that has contributed broadly to the field of Molecular Biology and Evolution. The prize, endowed with $2,000, has been given to the CRG researcher Toni Gabaldón on July 6th, during the SMBE Annual Meeting in Austin, United States.
About Toni Gabaldón
Toni Gabaldón has a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Valencia, with a special mention. After assisting in teaching tasks and working for four years on yeast gene expression regulation in the Biochemistry department there, he moved to Nijmegen University (The Netherlands) in 2001 where he worked in comparative genomics and evolution at the bioinformatics department of the NIjmegen Center for Molecular Life Sciences. In 2005, he obtained his PhD from the Nijmegen University, which won the NCMLS award for the best thesis of the year. He was awarded an EMBO postdoctoral fellowship to move to the bioinformatics department at CIPF (Valencia, Spain) where he worked for three years in comparative genomics. In September of 2008, he was appointed group leader at the Centre for Genomic Regulation, where he is leading the Comparative Genomics group. He has also been an ICREA research professor since 2013.
More information on the CRG website.