On 30 April, the Minister for Business and Knowledge (Catalan Government), Àngels Chacón, presented the 2018 ICREA Academia Award to Francesc Posas, director of IRB Barcelona and head of the Cell Signalling Lab, and Modesto Orozco, head of the Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics Lab.
The ICREA Academia Programme was launched in 2008 with the aim to contribute to the intensification of the research carried out by university professors who are in a fully active and expansive phase of their research careers. The winners of the ICREA Academia Award, all of them professors at public universities in Catalonia, receive a substantial research grant for a period of five years.
Of the 27 group leaders at IRB Barcelona, 15 are ICREA Researchers and 2 ICREA Academia Professors. ICREA recognition is a seal of quality and excellence, and these two new awards once again showcased the outstanding level of research excellence at IRB Barcelona.