Popular science magazine QUO names UA lecturer Francis Mojica as one of the best researchers in Spain
The Spanish research elite will be honoured at a gala to be held on 4 October at the CSIC head office in Madrid
Alicante. Monday, 26 September 2016
University of Alicante researcher and discoverer of the CRISPR-CAS technique, Francis Mojica, has just been elected to become a member of the Spanish Top Scientist Team, an initiative launched by the magazine QUO to pay tribute to scientists who work every day to a better future for all.
Throughout this year, a jury of eight prominent experts and personalities from the scientific world has chosen the twelve scientists who are part of the Spanish Top Scientist Team 2016. According to QUO, "they work in fields as diverse as transplant surgery, the Egyptology, ophthalmology, nanotechnology, genetics, oncology, AIDS, genetics, physics, biology and even oenology".
Team members receive their T-shirts from the hands of some of the best athletes in the country at a gala to be held on 4 October at the CSIC main office in Madrid, where all Spanish scientists will honour.
The QUO magazine, as part of the group Hearst Spain, issues this month an extensive report which includes the merits of these scientists. In the case of the interview devoted to the University of Alicante, QUO highlights that "his name may be eligible for the Nobel Prize since he has open the doors to a genetic revolution upon discovering the immune system acquired from bacteria and archaea and thus, making the immune system reprogramming easier".
The 2016 Spanish Top Scientist Team consists of internationally renowned professionals in different areas: