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Salvador Aznar Benitah receives the “Constantes y Vitales a la Investigación biomédica y la Prevención en salud” Award

25 Oct 19




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Salvador Aznar has been distinguished in the “Young Talent in Biomedical Research” category

Constantes y Vitales, the Corporate Responsibility campaign run by laSexta and the Fundación AXA, has granted  ICREA researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cell and Cancer Laboratory at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), the Young Talent in Biomedical Research Award, which provides 100,000 euros to ensure the continuity of his  work.

The team headed by Aznar Benitah pursues several lines of research, all of which focus on the study of adult stem cells, addressing questions such as their relation with circadian rhythms and metastasis. 

The “Constantes y Vitales” Award acknowledges Aznar Benitah’s exceptional career in science, reflected by his more than 30 publications as principal investigator in prestigious international journals such as NatureScience and Cell.

Diana Domínguez, PhD student in the Stem Cell and Cancer Laboratory, has collected the award on his behalf from Silvio González, CEO of Atresmedia, in a presentation held in Madrid and chaired by Mamen Mendizábal, ambassador of the initiative.

The “Constantes y Vitales a la Investigación biomédica y la Prevención en salud” Award seeks to foster and pay tribute to the research efforts of scientists in Spain and recognize their efforts in promoting health.


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About IRB Barcelona

Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 27 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).