The acting Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant, this week announced the winners of the 2023 edition of the National Research Awards, Spain’s most important recognition in the research sphere. The awards distinguish researchers who stand out for their career and their international relevance in their respective research areas.
The Santiago Ramón y Cajal Research Award in the field of Biology has been awarded to José López Barneo for, in the jury’s opinion, “his brilliant life career and pioneering contributions to advances of major impact in the field of physiology and cellular and molecular neurobiology, such as the understanding of the oxygen regulation of respiratory mechanisms, the discovery of stem cells in the carotid body and the development of new strategies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases ".
López Barneo is emeritus professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Seville and Senior Group Leader of the Institute of Biomedicine of Seville, IBiS (Virgen del Rocio University Hospital/CSIC/University of Seville). He has also been a member of the IDIBAPS External Scientific Council (CCE) since the council’s creation, in spring 1999.
In the year 2020, the National Research Award in the Medicine category went to Elías Campo, director and group head at IDIBAPS. You can view the news item by clicking here. Other members of the External Scientific Council have also won the award, such as José María Mato (2004), Jesús Ávila (2004), Francisco Sánchez Madrid (2020) and Purificación Muñoz (2021). You can view the configuration of the CCE at this link.