Fernando Moreno-Herrero awarded ‘Miguel Catalán’ prize 2015
The Autonomous Community of Madrid has awarded the 2015 ‘Julian Marías’ and ‘Miguel Catalán’ Research Prizes
Among the awardees is the SBE member Fernando Moreno-Herrero, from the Molecular Biophysics of DNA repair nanomachines Lab, at the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología – CNB, CSIC, Madrid (Spain), who wins a ‘Miguel Catalán’ prize (ex aequo) in the category ‘scientists under 40’.
Fernando Moreno-Herrero graduated in Physics at the University of Oviedo (1998) and got a PhD in Physics at the Autonomous University of Madrid (2003). Before his present position in Madrid, he worked as a postdoc in the Technical University of Delft and as ‘Ramón y Cajal’ Researcher at the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (Barcelona).
Dr. Moreno-Herrero’s performs research at the frontiers between Biology and Physics, with a strong focus on development and application of single-molecule techniques. His excellent work has won financial support from the European Research Council, with an ERC-Starting grant (2007) an ERC-Proof of concept grant (2015) and very recently an ERC-Consolidator grant (2015).
He has also been awarded a SBE-40 ‘Pérez-Payá prize in 2014 and the IZASA-WERFEN prize of SEBBM in 2012.