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Professor Francisco Tomás Barberán wins the XXII edition of the DuPont Science Award

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Professor Francisco Tomás Barberán wins the XXII edition of the DuPont Science Award

  1. 1. Professor Francisco Tomás Barberán wins the XXII edition of the DuPont Science Award • Professor Francis A. Thomas Barberán is a PhD researcher and professor at the Department of Food Science and Technology CEBAS-CSIC in Murcia, Spain.Oviedo, Spain - November 23, 2012. -- Dr. Francisco A. Barberán Thomas, researcherand professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology CEBAS-CSIC(Centre for Soil Science and Applied Biology) one of the leading centers from the CSICin the field of Agrifood at their campus site in Murcia. Professor Thomas Barberán-wholeads the Research Group on Quality, Safety and Bioactivity of Plant Foods- has beennamed winner of the XXII DuPont Science Award whose theme this year is refocusingon the subject of nutrition and health.After a detailed discussion about the merits of the candidates, the 2012 DuPont Awardjury unanimously decided to grant this prize to Dr. Francisco A. Thomas Barberán forhis scientific contributions in the field of quality food production and its role in improvinghuman health, becoming a national and international reference in the field of foodpolyphenols, their relationship with quality and safety, and their role in nutrition andhealth.The President of the jury, Professor Santiago Grisolia, highlighted the significance ofFrancisco Tomás Barberán’s work and said that "in the times we live in, it’s encouragingto see how science is still there, providing solutions and answers and revealing newquestions and possibilities. Those who devote their lives to research hold an importantplace in society thanks to these kind of awards.”"Professor Thomas Barberán develops his entire activity and technological scientificapproach in areas such as food safety and quality, healthy development and healthyplant foods, and microbiological contamination control. Such activities are fully alignedwith one of our three major strategies: agriculture and nutrition. Professor,congratulations and thanks for your contribution" added Enrique Macián, President ofDuPont in Ibérica.The jury, chaired by Professor Santiago Grisolia, met today to award the prize to thenew DuPont Science Award winner. The ceremony to hand the prize -worth 30,000euros- will be held as usual in the city of Oviedo in early 2013.The DuPont Award was created in 1991 under the auspices of Nobel Prize winnerProfessor Severo Ochoa in order to stimulate initiatives in the form of articles or paperspublished that constitute an important contribution to the advancement of science and 1
  2. 2. its applications. Throughout the twenty one previous editions, the award has recognizedleading scientists from the Iberian Peninsula, like: José Joaquín Barluenga, (1991),Andres Maldonado (1992), Manuel Elices Calafat (1993), Francisco José Balta (1994),Avelino Corma Canos ( 1995), Pedro Miguel Etxenike (1996), Moses Horrillo Moran(1997), Carlos Lopez-Otin (1998), Albert Grañena Batista (1999), Juan Modolell (2000),Carlos Martinez Alonso (2001), Maria Carmo Fonseca ( 2002), Manuel Garcia Velarde(2003), Sergio Moreno (2004) Jaume Veciana Miró (2005), Angel Rubio Secades(2006), Nazario Martín León (2007), Antonio Hernando Grande (2008), Rosa MaríaMenéndez López (2009) Luis Liz Marzan (2010) and Manuel Martinez Hernandez(2011).You can find information on the foundation, jury members and other details related tothe XXIIDuPont Science Award in: http://www.premiodupont.orgDuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to theglobal marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments,NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges asproviding enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossilfuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPontand its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.comFor more details:Marisa LoredoPublic Affairs Leader for DuPont in Ibéricamarisa.loredo@dupont.com 2

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