18.11.2013

Barañao presented the "RAICES" and the "Luis Federico Leloir" awards to the international cooperation in science and technology

The Minister of Science led the awards ceremony, 21 Argentine and foreign scientists were honored for their contribution to the national scientific and technological development. During the event, the winners gave presentations on their areas of knowledge.

Barañao presented the "RAICES" and the "Luis Federico Leloir" awards to the international cooperation in science and technology

Argentine and foreign scientists honored for their contribution to scientific work.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Lino Barañao, together with the president of the Honorable Chamber of Deputies, Julián Domínguez, the National Director of International Relations of the Minister of Science, Agueda Menvielle, and the National Deputy, Graciela Giannettasio, presented today in the National Congress, the "RAICES" and "Luis Federico Leloir" awards to 21 Argentine and foreigners scientists for their contribution to the scientific and technological development of the country.

“With the RAICES award we are acknowledging to the Argentines that we have never lost, they are an investment that we have recovered with interest”. The "Luis Federico Leloir" award represents the cooperation as a central part to the Ministry of Science management”, said Barañao.

During the ceremony the Minister of Science said "This is one of the most expected events for two reasons: the scientific reputation of the award winners and the willingness to cooperate and establish links with science and Argentine scientists. This has an emotional connotation, which is unprecedented in science".

He added that “with the RAICES award we are acknowledging to the Argentines that we have never lost, they are an investment that we have recovered with interest”. The "Luis Federico Leloir" award represents the cooperation as a central part to the Ministry of Science management”. Finally, Barañao highlighted the importance of the National Congress in ensuring the continuity of this State policy and it becomes an irreversible fact so that science and technology are considered essential in the citizens’ lives.

The RAICES award, recognizes Argentinean scientists who live abroad and have made a contribution for strengthening networking and scientific and technological capabilities of our country, the following professionals received the award in this edition Aldo Boccaccini, nuclear engineer and PhD in Materials Science; Eduardo Blumwald, PhD in Bioenergetics; Ana Berta Chepelinsky, Ph.D. in Chemistry; Roberto Docampo, doctor; Alberto Epstein, Molecular Biologist and Virologist; Martín Giurfa, PhD in Biological Sciences; Israel Gloger, PhD in Molecular Virology; Tomás Maldonado, Emeritus Professor at the Milan Polytechnic; Sylvia Molloy, BA in Modern Literature and PhD in Comparative Literature; Hugo Monaco, PhD in Chemistry; Ofelia Olivero, Master Degree in Zoology and PhD in Cytogenetic; Julia Paegle, PhD in Meteorology; Eduardo Randrup, Medical Doctor and Urologist, and David Schiffrin, PhD in Interface Electrochemistry.

The "Luis Federico Leloir” award winners, which recognizes foreign persons who have made a significant contribution to increasing international cooperation in science, technology and innovation with our country, were Wolfgang Kaim, Professor of Chemistry; Miguel Kiwi, mechanical and civil engineer and PhD in Physics; Heinz Oberhammer, Emeritus Professor at the University of Tübingen; Eugenio Oñate, specialist in Computational Mechanics; Jean -Pierre Pascault, Emeritus Professor at the French University of Engineering; Wilson Savino, degree in Biological Sciences and PhD in Science, and Isztar Zawadzki, degree and PhD in Physics.

Dominguez said "on behalf of the 256 deputies we want to thank those who have dedicated their lives to science in an unprecedented global cooperation framework. He also said that "30 years ago I dreamed about this Argentina where one of the most prominent faces were that of science and technology".

Also during the event the winners gave a series of talks entitled "Meeting of Argentine scientists living abroad: life experiences and other topics of interest”.

It is noteworthy that the winner scientists are selected through consultation from the National Directorate of International Relations, Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, to persons from science in our country. The "RAICES" and "Luis Federico Leloir" awards are given since 2010. The awards bear their respective names in recognition of the achievements of Luis Federico Leloir, Argentine doctor and biochemist who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1970 and the RAICES programme (Network of Argentine Researchers and Scientists Living Abroad) aimed at promoting repatriation and networking of Argentine scientists living abroad.

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