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 IRB Barcelona scientist received the award during the opening ceremony of the academic year of this institution.
The Pfizer Foundation has awarded the IRB Barcelona scientist a prize within the “Basic Research” category. Gloria Pascual, a member of the Stem Cells and Cancer lab, will receive €10,000 to continue her research.
Salvador Aznar has been distinguished in the “Young Talent in Biomedical Research” category.
The jury unanimously decided to award Salvador Aznar Benitah in acknowledgement of his work on adult stem cells and the relation of these with circadian rhythms and metastasis, and also in recognition of his recent entrepreneurial activity.
The award is given in recognition of biochemistry and molecular biology research of excellence performed mainly in Spain.
Awards for outstanding creation, research and production developed in Barcelona. The Barcelona City Council acknowledges the impact of his studies in cancer and metastasis.