Category: Awards

Sílvia Osuna receives Catalonian National Research Award for Young Talent

At this moment is taking place at the Palau de la Generalitat in Barcelona the award ceremony for the 2019 Catalonian National Research Awards. Among the awardees is Sílvia Osuna in the category for Young Talent. Below we reproduce (with permission) the translation of an interview that Xavi Aguilar held with Sílvia, and which was published last week

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Miquel Costas elected as new Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Miquel Costas has recently been selected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). This scientific society, founded in 1980, aims to promote the understanding and advancement of the chemical sciences. Although the vast majority of more than 54,000 members of the association are British, this is also open to researchers from around

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Marc Garcia-Borràs selected as one of the six finalists of the European Young Chemists Award

The aim of the European Young Chemists’ Award (EYCA) is to showcase and recognize the excellent research being carried out by young scientists working in the chemical sciences. In particular the award is intended to honor and encourage younger chemists whose current research displays a high level of excellence and distinction. It seeks to recognize and reward younger

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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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