Category: Awards

Sílvia Osuna wins Catalonian National Research Award for Young Talent

Every year the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI), with the support of the Catalan Government, organises the Catalonian National Research Awards. These prestigious awards recognise and reflect different aspects of research, science communication and outreach. One of these awards is for Young Talent, in recognition of the outstanding effort of a junior researcher

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Carla Calvó wins poster prize at BioExcel Summer School

This week took place the Remote BioExcel Summer School on Biomolecular Simulations, in virtual manner, which included a poster session. Carla Calvó, PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Marc Garcia-Borràs and Prof. Sílvia Osuna, presented a poster titled “Unraveling The Millisecond Allosteric Activation of Imidazole Glycerol Phosphate Synthase (IGPS)”, and won the first prize, which consists of

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Two ICREA Acadèmia awards: Anna Company and Albert Poater

Today ICREA announced the list of winners of the ICREA Acadèmia awards 2019, among which are three (!!!) names from the University of Girona: Sebastià Puig (Engineering), Anna Company and Albert Poater (both IQCC and Chemistry). Congratulations to all three!

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Pau Besalú receives SCQ Oral Presentation award

During the 11th meeting of Young Researchers of the Catalan Countries (XI Trobada de Joves Investigadors dels Països Catalans) that was held from January 28 to 30 in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain, Pau Besalú won the best seminar prize. His oral presentation had as title “New optimally?tuned range?separated density functional theory for the accurate calculation

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Sílvia Osuna receives Lilly Prize for Young Investigators

Today Sílvia Osuna received the Premio Lilly Joven de Investigación 2019 at the headquarters of Lilly in Madrid, where she also delivered her award-ceremony talk “Computational enzyme evolution”. She has won the award, as already announced earlier this year, for her outstanding scientific career on enzyme design, fullerenes, and carbon materials. The Lilly Prize for Young Investigators

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IQCC Director elected as new member of Academia Europaea

Prof. Marcel Swart, director of the IQCC since 2015, was recently elected as member of Academia Europaea and received yesterday the corresponding decorations. The Academia Europaea is a pan-European Academy founded in 1988 and is composed of individual scientists and scholars from all disciplines, who are experts and leaders in their own subject areas as

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IQCC researcher participates in winning team for Hackathon SpaceApps Challenge of NASA

Last weekend in Sevilla, PhD student of Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) Miquel Estévez with three more researchers have been awarded the best project in the category of Earth’s Oceans: Rising Water given by Hackathon SpaceApps Challenge of NASA. They have received the award for their project entitle WaterMatters based on NASA data

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Verònica Postils wins RSEQ prize for best paper 2018 in Computational Chemistry

Former member Verònica Postils has been awarded best paper 2018 in Computational Chemistry prize given by the Computational Chemistry Group (GEQC) of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (Real Sociedad Española de Química, RSEQ).  She has received the award for her paper “An Objective Alternative to IUPAC’s Approach to Assign Oxidation States”. Verònica Postils, Carlos Delgado-Alonso,

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Miquel Solà elected Honorary Member of Polish Chemical Society

On the opening ceremony of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Polish Chemical Society, organized on 2–6 September 2019, in Warsaw, IQCC researcher Miquel Solà was distinguished as Honorary Member of the Polish Chemical Society “for his outstanding scientific achievements and services for the Society“. The distinction has been delivered to Prof. Solà by Prof. Jerzy B?a?ejowski,

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Former IQCC member awarded for best PhD thesis 2018

Yesterday, our former member of IQCC Oriol Planas was awarded the Premi Extraordinari for the best PhD thesis in 2018 from the University of Girona. Last year, he defended with success his PhD thesis on “Cobalt-catalyzed C-H functionalization”, supervised by Xavi Ribas and Anna Company. Now, Oriol is continuing his research as a postdoc in the group of Prof. Josep

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