The Pioneer in Supramolecular Biomaterials, Sam Stupp, joins IBEC as Severo Ochoa Distinguished Professor

Professor Samuel I. Stupp from the Northwestern University, in USA, joined last November 1st the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) as a Visiting Severo Ochoa Research Distinguished Professor. Stupp is a pioneer demonstrating how supramolecular biomaterials can be used to regenerate neural, vascular, and musculoskeletal tissues such as the spinal cord, cartilage, bone, blood vessels, or muscles.


IBEC obtains a second Severo Ochoa accreditation for Excellence

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia is one of the six centres in Spain to be awarded accreditation in this round of the Severo Ochoa Excellence programme. Furthermore, IBEC is the only center that receives this accreditation for the second time.

The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities published yesterday the results of the winners of this distinction, selected by an international panel of a hundred judges, for its scientific results and strategic programmes.

Severo Ochoa Excellence Awards identify and promote public research centres and units in Spain that stand out as international references in their specialized fields

IBEC Director Josep Samitier expressed his gratitude for the award and highlights that: “the obtention of the Severo Ochoa accreditation for the second time satisfies us greatly because it recognizes the leadership and excellence of IBEC activities both in research and in translation of the obtained results to society”.

In the presence of royalty

IBEC director Josep Samitier, along with other leading lights from Spain’s Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu centres, was received by Their Majesties the King and Queen earlier today.

Their Majesties received the directors and representatives of 33 insitutions, including IBEC, that have been accredited with the highest institutional recognition of scientific research in Spain, at the Palacio de la Zarzuela this morning.

Carmen Vela, Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, highlighted the importance of the winning centers and units for the advancement of knowledge in Spain.