BIST-FBA Fellow Dr. James Eills is part of an international team that has received the 2021 Erwin Schrödinger Prize. The news coincides with an official welcome event for the FBA Fellows and nine new PROBIST Fellows who have recently joined the BIST Community.
The Helmholtz Association has announced this month that an international team of researchers including BIST-FBA Fellow Dr. James Eills has received the 2021 Erwin Schrödinger Prize for a technique that amplifies magnetic resonance signals inexpensively and extraordinarily. The prize comes with an endowment of €50,000. Dr. Eills brings the technology to the BIST centre IBEC, where he will be working over the next few years as a BIST-FBA Fellow.
The BIST-FBA Fellows programme was launched by Fundació Bosch Aymerich (FBA), in collaboration with the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC Barcelona) to give momentum to excellent research and teaching in the fields of health and energy and environmental sustainability. Dr. Eills’ research will be an important contribution to the programme and to the BIST Community.
The prize announcement coincides with the official welcome to the BIST Community for the five FBA Fellows (three BIST-FBA and 2 UIC-FBA), as well as nine new PROBIST Fellows, at a welcome meeting with BIST Director Gabby Silberman on February 22. The new PROBIST Fellows received two-year research fellowships through the final call of the programme, which is co-funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
The welcome meeting gave the fellows the opportunity to share their research projects in flash talks, and to learn about BIST training programmes and career development opportunities. BIST Ignite winner Gemma Aragay also gave an inspirational talk about her BIST Ignite project MAKI.