Ernest Giralt named Max Bergmann Medalist


The Max-Bergmann-Society, a European-based organization of German, Swiss, and Austrian chemists, seeks to promote peptide research with a special emphasis on chemical methodologies.

Ernest Giralt, coordinator of the Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at IRB Barcelona and principal investigator of the Peptides and Proteins lab, has been awarded the Max Bergmann Medal. The society honors Prof. Giralt for his “scientific achievements in peptide chemistry”.

The award is presented annually by the Max-Bergmann-Society, a European-based organization of German, Swiss, and Austrian chemists, which seeks to promote peptide research with a special emphasis on chemical methodologies.

Prof. Giralt’s extensive career has been devoted  to the development of peptide synthesis methodologies, peptide structure studies and the use of peptides as shuttles, in addition to addressing many other scientific challenges. Giralt will be presented with the medal in a lecture at the Max-Bergmann-Society's annual meeting, which will be held today 30 September in Pfofeld‐Langlau, Germany.

Short Bio

Ernest Giralt is Full Professor at the University of Barcelona. He undertakes his research at IRB Barcelona, where he leads the Design, synthesis and structure of peptides and proteins group and coordinates the Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Programme, one of the five programmes at the institute.

Prof. Giralt has published around 350 papers, 16 patents, numerous review articles, and several books that have become references in his field. In 2008, he was accepted into the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona.

During his career he has received various prizes: Leonidas Zervas Award (1994), Dimitrios Theodoropoulos Memorial Lecture Award (2010), Novartis Chemistry Lectureship Award (2011), and the Premio Nacional de Investigación (2011), the highest scientific award in Spain, and the Josef Rudinger Memorial Lecture Award (2014).