2Awardees (in Alphabetical order)Area Awardee Univ. GenderSocial & Behav. Sc. Barrantes-Vidal, Neus UAB FTech. & Engineer. Bertalmío, Marcelo UPF MLife & Medical Sc. Bosch i Tubert, Fàtima UAB FTech. & Engineer. Cabeza, Luisa F. UdL FExp. Sc. & Math. Cacho Lascorz, Isabel UB FLife & Medical Sc. Campo Güerri, Elías UB MSocial & Behav. Sc. Haeringer, Guillaume G. M. UAB MTech. & Engineer. Llobet, Eduard URV MExp. Sc. & Math. Luque Garriga, F. Javier UB MHumanities Martí Henneberg, Jordi UdL MHumanities Morrill, Glyn UPC MLife & Medical Sc. Pérez-Jurado, Luis Alberto UPF MExp. Sc. & Math. Sales-Pardo, Marta URV FTotal Awardees ICREA Academia 2012: 13
3Awardees (by ICREA Area)Area Awardee Univ. GenderExp. Sc. & Math. Cacho Lascorz, Isabel UB FExp. Sc. & Math. Luque Garriga, F. Javier UB MExp. Sc. & Math. Sales-Pardo, Marta URV FHumanities Martí Henneberg, Jordi UdL MHumanities Morrill, Glyn UPC MLife & Medical Sc. Bosch i Tubert, Fàtima UAB FLife & Medical Sc. Campo Güerri, Elías UB MLife & Medical Sc. Pérez-Jurado, Luis Alberto UPF MSocial & Behav. Sc. Barrantes-Vidal, Neus UAB FSocial & Behav. Sc. Haeringer, Guillaume G. M. UAB MTech. & Engineer. Cabeza, Luisa F. UdL FTech. & Engineer. Bertalmío, Marcelo UPF MTech. & Engineer. Llobet, Eduard URV MTotal Awardees ICREA Academia 2012: 13
4Awardees (by University)Area Awardee Univ. GenderSocial & Behav. Sc. Barrantes-Vidal, Neus UAB FLife & Medical Sc. Bosch i Tubert, Fàtima UAB FSocial & Behav. Sc. Haeringer, Guillaume G. M. UAB MExp. Sc. & Math. Cacho Lascorz, Isabel UB FLife & Medical Sc. Campo Güerri, Elías UB MExp. Sc. & Math. Luque Garriga, F. Javier UB MTech. & Engineer. Cabeza, Luisa F. UdL FHumanities Martí Henneberg, Jordi UdL MHumanities Morrill, Glyn UPC MTech. & Engineer. Bertalmío, Marcelo UPF MLife & Medical Sc. Pérez-Jurado, Luis Alberto UPF MTech. & Engineer. Llobet, Eduard URV MExp. Sc. & Math. Sales-Pardo, Marta URV FTotal Awardees ICREA Academia 2012: 13
5Barrantes-Vidal, NeusSocial and Behavioural SciencesUABShort bioNeus Barrantes-Vidal (Barcelona, 1971) obtained her B.Sc. in Psychology atthe Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), where she also obtained herPhD (Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award) in 2000. She conducted a M.Sc.at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and became a Licensed Specialist in ClinicalPsychologist in 2008 (Ministry of Science). She was a visiting predoctoralresearcher in the University of Oxford. She became an Associate Professor atthe Department of Clinical Psychology of UAB, where she is the PrincipalInvestigator of the “Person-Environment Interaction in Psychopathology”Research Group (SGR). She holds an Adjunct Associate Professorship at theUniversity of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA), and is member oftheAdvisory Board of the Spanish Agency for the Assessment of ScientificResearch (ANEP).Research interestsHer interests are the nature and origins of mental disorders. Her group focuseson how psychosocial risk factors, moderated by genetic variation, impact onincreasing the risk for developing psychosis, and understanding whatpsychological mechanisms mediate this risk and/or resilience for disorder onset.Also, they use mobile technologies to map dynamic mental processes and theperson-context interplay in real life.
6Bertalmío, MarceloTechnology and EngineeringUPFShort bioMarcelo Bertalmío (Montevideo, 1972) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees inelectrical engineering from the Universidad de la República, Uruguay, and thePh.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University ofMinnesota in 2001. Since 2006 he is an Associate Professor at UniversitatPompeu Fabra, where currently he heads the Graduate Studies commissionand is the vice-head of the Information and Communication TechnologiesDepartment.His publications total more than 5,000 citations. He was awarded the 2012SIAG/IS Prize of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics of the USA(SIAM) for the most relevant image processing work published in the period2008-2012. He has received the Femlab Prize, the Siemens Best Paper Awardand the Ramón y Cajal Fellowship, among other honours. Has an ERC-StartingGrant for his project “Image processing for enhanced cinematography”.Research interestsIm working in developing image processing algorithms allowing to shoot cinemawith no more artificial lighting than what people present at the scene need to beable to see. We will work out software methods mimicking neural processes inthe Human Visual System, and apply them to images captured with a regulardigital movie camera.
7Bosch i Tubert, FàtimaLife and Medical SciencesUABShort bioFatima Bosch is a Pharmacist (1980) and PhD in Biochemistry (1985) by theUniversity of Barcelona. She conducted post-doctoral studies at VanderbiltUniversity (1985), Case Western Reserve University(1988-1990), and NCI-Frederick Cancer Research and Development Centre (1991).She is currently FullProfessor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1999) and Director of theCentre of Animal Biotechnology and Gene Therapy (2003) at the UniversitatAutònoma Barcelona. She has been granted the Rey Juan Carlos I (1985),Francisco Grande Covián (1998), Narcís Monturiol(2002), Sant Jordi Cross(2005) and Alberto Sols(2006) awards. She has been Founding member of theEuropean Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (1992), President of the SpanishSociety of Gene and Cell Therapy (2007-2009) and Vice-President of theEuropean Association for the Study of Diabetes (2009-2012).Research interestsHer research focuses on studying the pathophysiological causes of diabetesmellitus using transgenic animal models and developing gene therapyapproaches to this disease by in vivo genetic manipulation of tissues. Recently,she has applied her know-how on gene transfer technologiesto the developmentof gene therapies for inherited metabolic disorders such asMuccopolysaccharidoses.
8Cabeza, Luisa F.Technology and EngineeringUdLShort bioLuisa F. Cabeza (Barcelona, 1967) is Full Professor of the program SerraHúnter at the University of Lleida. She graduated at Institut Químic de Sarrià(Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona) on Chemical Engineering in 1992 and onIndustrial Engineering in 1993, obtained the Master on Industrial Managementin 1995, and her PhD on Industrial Engineering in 1996. She was a post-doctoral researcher at the USDA, ERRC in Philadelphia from 1996 to 1998, andin 1999 she joined the University of Lleida were she created the research groupGREA. She has authored more than 100 peer reviewed publications andseveral book chapters. She is very active in different international forums suchas the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Intergovernmental Panel onClimate Change (IPCC), and the RHC Renewable Heating & Cooling -European Technology Platform.Research interestsHer research interests are focused in energy efficiency and renewable systems.Currently, she is focused mainly in thermal energy storage, from materials tosystems and applications, with big interest in the environmental point of view,including embodied energy and CO2 mitigation considerations.
9Cacho Lascorz, IsabelExperimental Sciences and MathematicsUBShort bioIsabel Cacho (Barbastro, 1969) is Senior Lecture (Professora Agregada) in theUniversitat de Barcelona since 2008. She graduated in Geology in 1992 in theUB and performed her PhD (2000) in paleo-oceanography between the CID-CSIC and the UB. She was affiliated to the University of Cambridge as a post-doctoral researcher from 2000 to 2003 in the laboratory from Dr. Sir NickShackleton. She was a fellow of the US-COMER Foundation during 2004 andassociated to the Columbia University. She was contracted as a Ramon y Cajalresearcher by the University of Barcelona from 2004-2008.Research interestsShe works in the study of past climate variability based mostly in the analysis ofmarine archives like deep marine sediments but also terrestrial archives likespelothems from caves. She is specialist in some geochemical tracers (stableisotopes, trace elements) which are indicators of different environmentalvariables. She has a strong background studying the impact in theMediterranean region of past rapid climate variability associated to events ofpolar ice sheet instability. She has also worked in the Eastern Equatorial Pacificat different timescales evaluating the impact of ocean and atmospheric tele-connections between high and low latitudes during times of major climatetransitions. Cacho has written more than 50 publications in major peer reviewedjournals which have received more than 2000 citations.
10Campo Güerri, ElíasLife and Medical SciencesUBShort bioElías Campo received his MD and PhD degrees from the Medical School at theUniversity of Barcelona. After his residency in Pathology at the HospitalUniversitari de Bellvitge, he conducted a postdoctoral fellowship in molecularpathology at the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD. He joined theLaboratory of Pathology at the Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, wherehe became Professor of Anatomic Pathology and Chief of the HematopathologyUnit. He is currently the Research Director of the Hospital Clinic. He is memberof the Steering Committee of the WHO Classification of the HematopoieticNeoplasms and was Director of the Spanish Chronic Lymphocytic LeukemiaGenome Project. He has published more than 400 scientific articles and hasreceived several awards including the Josep Trueta from the Catalan Academyof Medical Sciences, Narcís Monturiol Medal of the Generalitat de Catalunyaand the Severo Ochoa. He serves as member of the Scientific Advisory Boardsof several institutions, Associate Editor of Haematologica and currently isPresident of the European Association for Haematopathology.Research interestsHis research is focused on the pathological characterization of lymphoidneoplasms and the molecular and genetic mechanisms involved in thedevelopment and progression of these tumours and the clinical translation of thisknowledge. His research is founded by the Spanish Commission of Science andTechnology, the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, the USA National Cancer Institute,The USA Lymphoma Research Foundation, and the European Union.
11Haeringer, Guillaume G. M.Social and Behavioural SciencesUABShort bioGuillaume Haeringer was born in 1972. He received his undergraduate degree ineconomics and mathematics from the University of Strasbourg (France), aMaster degree and in economics from the University of Strasbourg in 1995 and aPhD in economics from University of Strasbourg in 2000. After finishing his PhDhe moved to the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona for a postdoc with a MarieCurie fellowship. In 2001-2002 he was lecturer at the University of Warwick, andfrom 2002 to 2007 he was a Ramón y Cajal fellow at the Universitat Autònomade Barcelona. Since 2011 he is Professor Titular at the Departament d’Economiai Història econòmica at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.Research interestsGuillaume Haeringer’s broad research interest is microeconomics andeconomic theory, but his main area of research is matching theory and marketdesign. Most of Guillaume Haeringer’s current research deals with the design ofmechanisms to assigning students to schools. More recently, his researchstarted to focus on the empirical evaluation of matching mechanisms and thedesign of school assignment policies.
12Llobet, EduardTechnology and EngineeringURVShort bioEduard Llobet (Barcelona, 1967) is a full professor at the DepartamentdEnginyeria Electrònica, Elèctrica i Automàtica of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili,where he obtained a tenured position in 1996. He was awarded a PhD inTelecom Eng in 1997 from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and thenjoined the Gas Sensor Lab (UWarwick, UK) for a one-year postdoc. In 2006, hewas an invited researcher at the CNRS-IMS in Bordeaux (France). From 2010he has been Director of the Research Centre on Engineering of Materials andmicro/nano Systems. He has co-authored some 150 papers at peer-reviewedjournals (over 2900 citations), 8 book chapters and 5 patents. He has led 22national and international projects funded by public bodies under competitivecalls and participated in 12 projects funded by industry. He serves on thescientific committees of the major world conferences on sensors and haspresented over 15 invited lectures. An expert evaluator for different researchagencies throughout Europe, he belongs to the IEEE, RSC, ISOCS and theAmerican Nano Society. In 2012 he received the URVs RQR Award for qualityin research.Research interestsHe is currently addressing the fabrication of sensor arrays employing low-dimensional metal oxides and carbon nanomaterials. Cost-effective andindustrially scalable methods are considered for bottom-up integration in MEMSor flexible platforms. The applications sought are (i) sensitive and selective gasmicrosensors for environmental monitoring, medicine or safety and (ii)heterogeneous catalysis. Advanced characterisation and modelling techniquesare used to understand the materials in depth, to gain insight into gas sensing,catalytic properties and mechanisms, and finally to establish structure-performance relationships.
13Luque Garriga, F. JavierExperimental Sciences and MathematicsUBShort bioF. Javier Luque (1962) obtained his degree in Chemistry from the UniversitatAutònoma de Barcelona in 1985 and his PhD in Chemistry from the sameuniversity in 1989. His scientific career involved post-doctoral periods at theSwiss Federal Institute of Technology (1992), University of Pisa (1995) andUniversity of Nancy (1998), where he was invited professor in 1999. In 1991 hewas appointed assistant professor at the University of Barcelona, where he gota full professor position in 2003. In 2002 he was awarded with the CatalanDistinction for the Promotion of University Research for Young Scientists. He isleading the Computational Biology and Drug Design group in the Institute ofBiomedicine at the University of Barcelona. He is co-author of more than 300scientific publications and has supervised 15 PhD theses.Research interestsThe main focus of his research is the study of biomolecular systems using thetheoretical and computational methods of quantum chemistry, classicalsimulation and molecular modelling. Special emphasis is made on the structure-dynamics-function relationships in proteins, the molecular determinants ofbiomolecular association and the design of novel bioactive compounds,specifically in drug discovery.
14Martí Henneberg, JordiHumanitiesUdLShort bioBorn in Reus in 1959, I graduated in History and Geography and did my PhD atthe University of Barcelona under the supervision of Dr Horacio Capel. Iobtained a research grant from the University of Lausanne (1984 – 1986) and Iwas a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge (in 2006 and 2011). I amcurrently Professor of Human Geography at the University of Lleida where Ihave taught since 1990. I am currently leading several research projects, mostof which are funded by the European Union, with one of particular interestfocusing on the Teaching of European Integration in Secondary Schools.Research interestsI aim to improve our knowledge and understanding of Europe from the mid-19thcentury until the present day from a geographical perspective. To do this,together with my team and other associated groups, I have established ageoreferenced database that includes changes in regional boundaries,population density, regional GDP and transport infrastructures. This involvesusing different scales, ranging from the European to the very detailed level ofthe municipality, and working with data collected from the census series of eachcountry.
15Morrill, GlynHumanitiesUPCShort bioGlyn Morrill received his degree in Computer Science from Cambridge in 1984and his MSc and PhD in Cognitive Science from Edinburgh in 1985 and 1988.After researching at Edinburgh, Amsterdam/Utrecht and Barcelona, he startedlecturing at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 1993. He became TU in1997 and received the habilitation for CU in 2012. His books are Type LogicalGrammar: Categorial Logic of Signs (Kluwer Academic Press, 1994), Lògica deprimer ordre (Edicions UPC, 2001) and Categorial Grammar: Logical Syntax,Semantics and Processing (Oxford University Press, 2011).Research interestsGlyn Morrills research interests lie in the application of mathematical logic tothe analysis of the syntax and semantics of natural language, and in theassociated computational linguistic models of language processing (grammaras logic and parsing as deduction). Such categorial grammar received asplendid technical foundation in Lambeks (1958) `The mathematics of sentencestructure, but this calculus is limited in its capacity to express discontinuity, thecentral challenge of natural grammar. In Morrill, Valentín and Fadda (2011) Thedisplacement calculus he and his students aspired to refound categorialgrammar accommodating discontinuity. He is currently exploring thisdevelopment with a parser/theorem-proverCatLog.
16Pérez-Jurado, Luis AlbertoLife and Medical SciencesUPFShort bioLuis A. Pérez-Jurado is Full Professor of Genetics at the Pompeu FabraUniversity (UPF) where he is leading the Genetics Unit and directs the MasterProgram in Genetic Counseling. He is also Coordinator of Training at theNational Network Centre for Biomedical Research on Rare diseases(CIBERER). He graduated in Medicine and got a Ph.D. degree in HumanGenetics at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid (1983/1991). He holds thespecialties of Family Practice (Hospital Clínico, Granada, 1987), Pediatrics(Hospital Niño Jesús, Madrid, 1991), and Clinical and Molecular Genetics(Vanderbilt and Stanford Universities, TN & CA, USA, 1996). He has then beenstaff physician and investigator in Genetics at the Hospitals Niño Jesús and LaPaz (both in Madrid), before moving to Barcelona where he also hadappointments with the Hospitals del Mar (2000-2006) and Vall d’Hebron (2006-2009).Research interestsHis lab has been mainly involved in the study of the molecular basis ofneurodevelopmental disorders, integrating clinical and molecular research withanimal models in order to bridge genes with cognition and provide diagnostictools. He also studies genomic structural variation, including mutationalmechanisms of somatic and germ cells and their implication in diseasesusceptibility.
17Sales-Pardo, MartaExperimental Sciences and MathematicsURVShort bioDr. Sales-Pardo (Barcelona, 1976) graduated in Physics at Universitat deBarcelona in 1998 and obtained her PhD in physics of disordered systems in2002 at Universitat de Barcelona. She performed her postdoctoral work atNorthwestern University (USA) where she occupied different positions. First asa Postdoctoral Fellow and then as a Fulbright Scholar at the Dept. of Chemicaland Biological Engineering, and finally as a Research Assistant Professor withjoint appointments at the Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, theNorthwestern Institute on Complex Systems and the Northwestern Clinical andTranslational Science Institute. Since 2009 she is Professora Agregada atUniversitat Rovira i Virgili.Research interestsDr. Sales-Pardo is interested in the analysis and modelling of complex systemswith an emphasis on biological systems. Her approach relies on techniquesborrowed from statistical mechanics, statistical learning and inference andcomplex networks analysis to study complex systems from a systems point ofview. She is also interested in the development of new methodologies toextract, infer and predict information from empirical datasets.