Throughout 2020 the importance of science in society has been fully contrasted. An example is the recognitions that the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) researcher Mara Dierssen, and the Institute for Evolutionary Biology (IBE: CSIC-UPF) researcher Carles Lalueza-Fox received last December.
Mara Dierssen, Group Leader of the Cellular & Systems Neurobiology group at the CRG, has received a total of three mentions for her work in research on Down Syndrome, with social commitment and with a gender perspective:
- University-Society Award of the Social Council of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
- Fidem 2020 Award for Professional Career.
- Recognition by the Cantabria Businesswomen Association within the #PremioEmpresaria2020
On the other hand, IBE researcher Carles Lalueza-Fox has been included in the list of the 25 most influential people in Spain in the field of science and technology, specifically in the 22nd position. The list, prepared by the Merca2 group for the third consecutive year, includes the 500 most influential people in Spain, who are divided into 15 categories
With these recognitions it is shown, once again, that science is a key piece in society, and that only by working together will the best results be achieved throughout the world.