3rd 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 food and nutrition, and how the impact health.
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.
Head of Cardiology at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos in Madrid and President of the Fundación Española del Corazón (Spanish Heart Foundation).
President and founder of the Fundación Hipercolesterolemia Familiar (Familial Hypercholesterolemia Foundation)
Private foundation of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and of the Catalan Institute of Oncology
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.