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Dr. Joan Guinovart receives an Honorary Diploma from the Confederation of Scientific Societies of Spain (COSCE)




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Today, 14 June, the Ramón Areces Foundation is hosting a highly significant event for the scientific community, namely the presentation of the Honorary Diploma from the Confederation of Scientific Societies of Spain (COSCE) to Dr. Joan Guinovart. This prestigious award acknowledges his outstanding career and his valuable contributions to biomedical research. 

Dr. Joan Guinovart, Emeritus Professor at IRB Barcelona and the University of Barcelona, has dedicated his research career to glycogen metabolism. His work has provided fundamental insights in this field, which have had important implications for the treatment of metabolism-related diseases.

Dr. Guinovart was the first president of the Confederation of Scientific Societies of Spain (COSCE), an organization that seeks to contribute to the scientific and technological development of the country. 

It serves as a qualified and unified interlocutor both with civil society and with public authorities on matters affecting science, and it promotes the role of science and its dissemination as an essential and indispensable element of culture.



Among Dr. Guinovart's numerous achievements, his role as the founding director and Group Leader at IRB Barcelona from 2005 to 2018 stands out. During this time, he was instrumental in establishing the Institute as a global reference in biomedical research. His visionary leadership and passion for science have inspired a great number of researchers and students alike.

The Ramón Areces Foundation, which is committed to advancing science and research, is the chosen venue for this event. The award of the Honorary Diploma to Dr. Guinovart is a testament to his dedication and the lasting impact of his work on science and society.



About IRB Barcelona

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to cure cancer and other diseases linked to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society, and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 researchers and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).