XXIII DuPont Prize for Science

February 17th 2014

DuPont has presented its XXIII DuPont Prize for Science to Dr. Andreu Palou, Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Nutrition at the University of the Balearic Islands and Group Head of the Center for Network Research on Obesity and Nutrition (CIBERobn).
Within the theme of this XXIII edition, dedicated to the field of Health and Nutrition, Dr. Palou has been recognized for his scientific contributions in the field of Molecular Nutrition: the body weight regulation system (Obesity); Leptin and the relationships between diet and (epi) genetics (Nutrigenomics and Personalized Nutrition); diet / disease mechanisms in relation to Food Safety and Efficacy, Functional Foods; and for the identification of healthy properties in food and of new biomarkers for the substantiation of European health claims (Health Claims) in food.
Professor Santiago Grisolía, president of the DuPont Prize jury, commented during the press conference: “Professor Palou's scientific weight is more than proven, but I am very interested in his dissemination capacity; their work by putting science in value within the productive network is a plus that benefits the scientific community in particular and society in general, especially in these times. "
Enrique Macián, president of DuPont Ibérica, mentioned: “I share with Professor Palou the total conviction that science helps us face present and future challenges. His determination to help control obesity from different perspectives and his initiative in overcoming the so typical R + P (research + publication) and immersing himself fully in R + D (research + development) seem commendable. "
The DuPont Prize for Science was created in 1991 under the auspices of Professor Severo Ochoa in order to stimulate initiatives that make an important contribution to the advancement of science and its applications.

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