Lilly Research Award to Laura Castañar

Laura Castañar is top finalist to the Lilly XII Research Awards for Graduate Students. The prize is awarded to ten Spanish young scientists, three awardees and seven finalists, for their research contributions in the field of chemistry. The awards ceremony took place at Lilly Research & Development Centre in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain, the 26th September, 2014.

Laura Castañar and Lilly representatives at Lilly XII Research Awards for Graduate Students. Laura is the first person on the left.
Laura Castañar and Lilly representatives at Lilly XII Research Awards for Graduate Students. Laura is the first person on the left.

The prize by the Lilly European Academic Contacts Committee (EUACC) is awarded for innovative research in the areas of organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and pharmacy, and it aims at fostering research and collaboration between Lilly Research Laboratories and the academic chemistry community.

Lilly XII Research Awards for Graduate Students
Finalists of the Lilly XII Research Awards for Graduate Students. Laura is the first person on the right.

Laura has been working as a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Chemistry and SeRMN under the co-direction of Dr. Albert Virgili and Dr. Teodor Parella since Sept 2012, when she enrolled in the Department of Chemistry doctoral program at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona with a fellowship from UAB. She is currently in her third year and expects to defend the doctoral thesis on 2015. You can read about her work on this blog. 

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