2nd edition of the Fundación Jesús Serra Research Awards

Our Foundation is launching the second edition of the Fundación Jesús Serra Research Awards with the aim of acknowledging the excellent standard of the work carried out by Spanish scientists in epidemiology and basic, clinical and technological research within the fields of diet, nutrition and health.

Jury

President of the jury. A doctor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1993), she is the Director of the CNIO (Spanish National Centre for Cancer Research) and leads its Telomeres and Telomerase group.

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Professor in the Department of Medicine – Division of Immunobiology at UVM (University of Vermont).

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Head of Cardiology at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos in Madrid and President of the Fundación Española del Corazón (Spanish Heart Foundation).

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Director of the Cardiovascular Science Institute (ICCC) and CSIC Professor at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.

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President and founder of the Fundación Hipercolesterolemia Familiar (Familial Hypercholesterolemia Foundation)

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Scientist and professor, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Extremadura with an Extraordinary Prize (2000) and a PhD from the Medical Research Council.

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Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Córdoba (1997), specialist in Internal Medicine at the Reina Sofía University Hospital.

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Laura Halpern Serra

Secretary and spokesperson of the Jury

Jesús Serra Santamans was born in Pont de Vilomara, a small village near Manresa, Barcelona, in 1911. He was a well-known figure, particularly having founded the Grupo Catalana Occidente. Like his father, he dedicated his entire career to the insurance business and became one of the sector’s most important figures in Spain in the 20th century.

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