His important contributions to science have been especially valued by the jury, made up of experts from the biotechnology sector, including the General Manager of AlgaEnergy.
Francisco Juan Martínez Mojica -known as Francis Mojica-, is a microbiologist, professor at the University of Alicante and researcher of world significance, and has been awarded the VIII National Biotechnology Award. The delivery will take place at the end of March in Madrid.
The jury, made up of experts from the sector, has highlighted his pioneering work in the sequences that he named CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) and that have given rise to new lines of development in all types of biotechnology (health, agri-food, industrial, etc.). Not surprisingly, the winners of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry were recognized for their work on CRISPR, based on the basic research works that Mojica developed. The microbiologist has long been in the pools of several prestigious international scientific awards such as the Princess of Asturias or the Nobel Prize -in both Medicine and Chemistry categories-, but until now they have resisted him. However, he is the only Spaniard to hold the prestigious Albany Prize.
The National Biotechnology Award has already been awarded to other highly relevant figures such as the Director of the National Center for Oncological Diseases, María Blasco; the President of Pharmamar Group, José María Fernández Sousa-Faro; the former President of AseBio, Regina Revilla; the researcher and CEO of Genomica, Rosario Cospedal; the CSIC researcher José Luis García López and, more recently, the former Minister Cristina Garmendia.
The jury for this edition has been made up of personalities such as Fernando Peláez, Director of the CNIO's biotechnology program; Lluís Montoliu, researcher at the CNB-CSIC; Rogelio Pardo, President of Madrid Network; José Antonio Plaza, President of the Association of Biotechnology Communicators; Mª Cruz Martín-Delgado, Head of Intensive Medicine at Torrejón Hospital; Gonzaga Ruíz de Gauna, coordinator of Biovegen; and Carlos Rodríguez-Villa, General Manager of AlgaEnergy, among other renowned researchers and experts in the biotechnology sector.
The event brings together a large community of 2,000 enterprise participants and 95,000 visitors spanning 140 countries and 18 sectors.07 September, 2021
Our Regional Leader for Latin America South and East Africa, Fabricio Benatti, led a round table on 'Creating the Right Value Proposition for Biologicals'.13 July, 2021
This represents a significant capital increase that AlgaEnergy and its management team will leverage to strengthen its international footprint.12 July, 2021
It was an interesting opportunity to not only share our company story, but also our unique journey from start-up to global leader and our learnings along the way.06 July, 2021
During the 3-day event, the company introduced SynCro™️, its line of new biostimulants based in microalgae developed exclusively for the French market01 July, 2021
Organized by the leading debate organization in Spain, Nueva Economía Forum, the conference will be broadcasted live and on streaming, next Wednesday 26th of May.17 May, 2021
The biotechnology company joins the more than 12,500 signatories of this initiative around the world, which seeks to strengthen private sector alliances to achieve the SDGs.21 April, 2021
The biotechnology company has been selected as a finalist in two important categories: International Development and SME of the year.14 April, 2021
The microalgae biotechnology company joins 3,800 B Corporations worldwide that are reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit.23 March, 2021
Augusto Rodríguez-Villa, President of the biotechnology company, participated in a round table that highlighted the role of biotechnology as a strategic sector for the economic recovery of Spain and Europe.04 March, 2021