‘BIYSC Be Passionate With Attitude Award’

AWARDED BY CATALUNYA LA PEDRERA FOUNDATION

'Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference'

The purpose of this award is to inspire and encourage students from all over the world to believe in themselves, living and sharing their passion; and to empower them to face the challenges whilst pursuing their contribution to transform society.

This recognition awarded by the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation and the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation will provide the two most committed students in the program the opportunity to be sponsored to attend an international event the year after the BIYSC takes place, so they can walk the path towards their dream.

 

Victor Torrecillas and David Belda, winners of the BIYSC Awards 2017!

Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation and the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation have recognized their participation at the second edition of the Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) sponsoring them to attend at this year’s London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF).

Víctor Torrecillas is an 18-years-old student from Barcelona, Spain. He participated at last year’s Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) project “Computational study of coffee compounds for cancer prevention”. His report on bioinformatics named ‘Mutating LAE5 through bioinformatics tools to obtain a source for high-yield geraniol production’ has won the recognition of the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation.

David Belda is an 18-years-old student from Alicante, Spain. He participated at last year’s Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) project “Drosophila melanogaster: a model to study human disease”. His report on biomedicine and bioethics named ‘Is animal immunostaining efficient and ethical?’ has won the recognition of the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation.

The two students will attend this summer to the London International Youth Science Forum to continue fostering their scientific vocation. During the two-weeks program they will share their passion about science with other students from all over the world.

London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF)
Victor Torrecillas
David Belda