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Prize Javier Benjumea Puigcerver Research

The Javier Benjumea Puigcerver Research Prize was launched on the 24th of April 2003 via a cooperation agreement signed by the University of Seville and the Focus Foundation.

This prize was set up with the goal of valuing, sharing and perpetuating the memory of such an illustrious personage in Seville’s society as Javier Benjumea Puigcerver, whose prestige is undeniable and whom the University of Seville awarded the title of "Doctor Honoris Causa".

The prize is targeted at holders of doctorates, Bachelor’s degrees and diplomas from the University of Seville, or people who are or have been linked to this university. The purse for the prize is 18,000 euros, and it comes with a diploma accrediting the award as well.

The committee charged with choosing the winning study is made up of the President of the Social Council, the Dean of the University of Seville, the Vice Dean for Research, two members of the Social Council and two members named by Focus. This committee will appoint a Qualifying Committee which shall analyse the content of the proposals, grade them and propose the project they have chosen to the committee.

Editions

  • The first Javier Benjumea Puigcerver Research Prize was awarded to Miguel Ángel de la Rosa Acosta, PhD in Physics from the University of Seville, for his study entitled Applications of Photosynthesis and other Photobiological Processes to the Resolution of Agricultural and Industrial Problems.
  • The second Javier Benjumea Puigcerver Research Prize was awarded to Antonio Barrero Ripoll, PhD in Aeronautical Engineering, for his study entitled Creation of Complex-structure Nanoparticles Using Electro-hydrodynamics.
  • The third Javier Benjumea Puigcerver Research Prize was awarded to José López Barneo, Chair of Physiology at the University of Seville, for his study entitled Self-transplants of Cells from the Carotid Body in Parkinson’s Disease.
  • The fourth Javier Benjumea Puigcerver Research Prize was awarded to Anibal Ollero Baturone, professor of System Engineering and Automation of the Engineering School of the University of Seville, for developing prototypes of robots and systems for applications in a variety of fields like space, forest fires, aquaculture, agriculture, and inspections of buildings and installations.
  • The fifth Javier Benjumea Puigcerver Research Prize was awarded to Enrique Cerda Olmedo, professor of genetics at the Faculty of Biology at the University of Seville, for his work entitled, “Biotechnology of carotenes and other terpenoids, an application of genetics“.
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