Rei Jaume I Awards honor two members of the PRBB

Jordi Sunyer (ISGlobal) and Luis Serrano (CRG), PRBB members, have been awarded the Rei Jaume I Award, which recognizes outstanding researchers in different fields.

Luis Serrano and Jordi Sunyer

The jury, which includes 20 Nobel Prize winners, has awarded the New Technologies and Clinical Research and Public Health categories to two researchers from the PRBB. In the picture: Luis Serrano and Jordi Sunyer.

On June 4th the winners of the Rei Jaume I Awards were announced in Valencia, and two of the awarded researchers are members of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB): Jordi Sunyer, from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), and Luis Serrano, from the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG).

The Rei Jaume I Awards have for 36 years been recognizing researchers with highly significant careers developed primarily in Spain, with the aim of bringing science and business together to promote research, innovation, entrepreneurship, and scientific development. The jury consists of 20 Nobel Prize winners, other representatives from civil society, companies, and personnel from the research field.

Luis Serrano, researcher and director of the CRG, has been awarded in the category of New Technologies for his contributions in systems biology, synthetic biology, and protein design, mainly thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) and the program he has developed, FoldX, used internationally.

Jordi Sunyer, researcher at ISGlobal and professor at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), has received the award in the category of Clinical Research and Public Health, granted for the first time this year, for his research on risk factors in the asthma epidemic, highlighting the importance of public health at a national and international level.

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