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Pioneer Awards 2017

Scientific research is carried out by researchers in a variety of areas. Those setting out to do a research project usually do so by presenting a doctoral thesis. In these early stages, it is very important that researchers be aware how valuable their results might be, not only in the scientific arena, but also in terms of their commercial or industrial applications. Therefore, within the framework of Research Centres of Catalonia, the CERCA Institute is introducing the Premis PIONER to recognise those researchers who have presented a doctoral thesis with results that are clearly aimed at commercial exploitation.

Result of the Jury(13th Desember 2017)

  • Dr Jordi Hernández Ribera, for his doctoral thesis “Regulation of NUMB alternative splicing by RBM10 and control of cancer cell proliferation.”
  • Dr Ibrahim Erdem Irtem, for his doctoral thesis “Production of solar fuels by photoelectrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide.”
  • Dr Elena Martínez García, for her doctoral thesis “Protein signatures in uterine aspirates to improve diagnosis of endometrial cancer. The CEMARK project.”
  • Dr Daniel Massó Vallés, for his doctoral thesis “Inhibiting Myc and the Myc dependent inflammatory response as cancer therapies.”
  • Dr Maria Valls Margarit, for her doctoral thesis “Development of an advanced 3D culture system for human cardiac tissue engineering.”

Members of the Jury: Eduard Balbuena (Enterprise Department at UAB), Josep Maria Pujals (IP lawyer at Oficina Ponti), Melba Navarro (Knowledge Transfer Technology Manager at CIMNE Tecnologia) and Roger Cabezas (Knowledge Manager at CERCA).


Published: 11th October 2017
Deadline: 10th November 2017

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