ICREA Academia Award for IBEC group leader

SONY DSCGabriel Gomila, IBEC group leader and Associate Professor at the UB, has received an ICREA Academia Prize 2014 for excellence in research and capacity for leadership.

Bestowed annually by the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) to encourage university professionals with an outstanding research career to stay in the Catalan university system, this year’s list of 30 winners is made up of 10 researchers from the UB, 8 from the UAB, 6 from the UPC, 3 from the UPF, 2 from Universitat de Girona and one from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili.

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Gabriel, who heads IBEC’s Nanoscale Bioelectrical Characterization group, is one of just seven researchers in the field of Technology and Engineering to win the prize this year. His group develops research on new Scanning Probe Microscopy techniques to measure the electric properties of biological matter – viruses, bacteria and cells – with nanoscale spatial resolution, and with this as a basis, designs novel nanoscale label-free methods for biology and materials science.

Click here to see the UB’s report of the Award Ceremony in July.