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Ilaria Capua winner of the second edition of the Barcelona Hypatia European Science Prize

May 31, 2021

The Barcelona Hypatia European Science Prize in its second edition recognises Prof. Ilaria Capua, virologist and current Director of the “One Health” Center of Excellence at the University of Florida, for her notable research career in the fields of veterinary medicine and microbiology, for her contributions to science policy and leadership in the promotion of open access to genetic information on emerging viruses, and for the social impact that she has made through her contributions to the multidisciplinary concept of “one health”. Prof. Capua has taken this concept one step further by identifying how big data technology can be harnessed for the benefit of “circular health” to co-advance human and planetary health.

Presided by the Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, the ceremony will include an address by Joan Subirats, Deputy Mayor for Culture, Education, Science and Community, and also a welcome by AE President Sierd Cloetingh, delivered remotely. Lluís Ferrer, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Barcelona Science Plan 2020-2023, will introduce Prof. Capua, who will deliver a lecture entitled, Circular health: a new model for the future?, in which she will help identify how big data can be harnessed to facilitate a systemic approach to health while improving sustainability.

You can follow the ceremony live here on June 1, 2021 at 6.00 pm