César de la Fuente, principal investigator of the Machine Biology Group at the University of Pennsylvania and member of our External Committee, has received the Princess of Girona Award in the Research category.
These famous awards are aimed at researchers under 35 years of age <<who stand out for their work, their merits and their exemplarity>> and there are 3 other categories besides research: arts and letters, business and social.
In this case, the jury highlighted César's leadership and excellent career in the field of computational biology and, <<especially, for combining extraordinary scientific productivity with a developed technology transfer capacity>>. In the 2021 edition, the researcher has competed with nine other nominees.
These are being excellent years for the researcher, who was already in the news in January for the prototype COVID19 detection test he is developing in his laboratory in Pennsylvania. In this link you can access the conference he gave us in July last year, when he explained in detail how he used biocomputing for the development of new antibiotics, his main line of research.
Original article in Agencia EFE, 29/04/2021Image from La Opinión A Coruña