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Monday, 30 November 2020

2020 Rei Jaume I Awards ceremony held today in Valencia

Prof. Laura M. Lechuga Gomez, leader of the ICN2 Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications group, was conferred the New Technologies Award.

Today, 30 November, the ceremony of the 2020 Rei Jaume I Awards was held in Valencia. The awardees, one for each of the six categories, received the golden medal from the hands of Queen Letizia of Spain. The prize also includes a 100,000-euro cheque to be used for research and innovation activities.

Prof. Laura M. Lechuga Gomez, full professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), head of the Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications group at the ICN2 and a member of the Networking Biomedical Research Centre (CIBER-BBN), received the New Technologies Award for her career in the field of photonic and phononic nanobiosensors. Prof. Lechuga is recently working on a EU funded project (CoNVaT) aiming to apply these technologies to develop a fast, portable and cheap device for the diagnostic of COVID-19.