BIST members win FCRi National Research Prizes

By December 5, 2019BIST, ICN2

The Nanoeduca programme, led by ICN2, a BIST centre, along with the UB, UAB, and CESIRE, has been presented with the National Award for Scientific Communication at the FCRi National Research Awards ceremony this week.

The Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRi) promotes the social recognition of science and of the activities carried out by researchers, entrepreneurs, and communicators. One of their initiatives are the National Research Awards which are presented every year with the Generalitat of Catalunya. This year’s ceremony took place on December 3 at the Teatre Naional de Catalunya in Barcelona, with M. Hble. Mr. Quim Torra chairing the event and Elena Gadel, actress and singer, leading the gala.

The Scientific Communication Award was presented to the Nanoeduca project led and co-funded by ICN2 along with the collaboration of the UB, UBA, and CESIRE. The project brings nanoscience into the classroom with kits of nanoscience related educational experiments. The kits are intended to offer teachers a set of interactive experiments involving nanoscience that are linked to subjects such as chemistry, physics, mathematics or even philosophy.

The winner of the Young Talent Award is Marc Güell, Head of the Translational Synthetic Biology group at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and one of the supervisors for the BIST Master programme.

Finally, the winner of the National Research Prize is Licia Verde, ICREA research professor at the Cosmos Science Institute of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) and member of the BIST Ignite programme review panel.

Congratulations to the winners!

The complete list of all winners and more information about the awards ceremony can be found here.

More information about FCRi can be found here.