Princess of Asturias delivers King Jaime I Awards 2013


The program director Epigenetics and Cancer Biology at IDIBELL, ICREA researcher and professor at the University of Barcelona, ​​Manel Esteller, has been awarded the Rey Jaime I Basic Research Award in its 25th edition. The award ceremony took place on November 25 at the market of Valencia in a ceremony presided over by the Princess of Asturias.

The King Jaime I Awards Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary with the participation of twenty Nobel laureates among the jury of 90 people. The other winners were: Jesus F. San Miguel Izquierdo, in Medical Research, Economics Francisco Xavier Vives, Xavier Querol, in Environmental Protection, Antonio Gonzalez, Pedro Espinosa New Technologies and Entrepreneurship category.

Xavier Querol, Rey Jaime I Prize 2013 in Environmental Protection, spoke on behalf of all the winners and claimed that “the authorities should take policy decisions with better scientific, technological and business advice because investment in science and technology it is very profitable for the future of a society.”

The King Jaime I Awards were created in 1989 with the aim of uniting science and business to promote scientific research and development institutions in Spain.

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