Xavier a runner-up in the La Vanguardia Science Award

2016 03 06 XTrepat LaVanguardia PremioIBEC group leader and ICREA research professor Xavier Trepat has come third in the La Vanguardia Science Award.

Xavier was nominated, alongside the UPC’s Marino Arroyo, for their groups’ research into what happens at a cellular level when the body’s tissues are broken – work that was published last year in Nature Materials. Xavier and Marino gained 15.3% of the votes in a readers’ poll that was open throughout February to nominate the Spanish scientist or scientists that did the most important research during 2015.

The overall winner of the competition was Joan Seoane at VHIO for his work on lumbar puncture against cerebral tumours. Clara Soria-Valles and Fernando G. Osorio of the University of Oviedo came second for their work on the role of the NF-kB molecule in ageing.

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The awards ceremony will be held at La Pedrera on April 28th, at which event the winners will be invited to explain their work to non-specialists.

Read the news in La Vanguardia here.