The Generalitat Valenciana rewards the primary role of science on Constitution Day

The distinctive voice of Sole Giménez interpreting the indisputable hymn, Mediterráneo, was the opening for the official work organized by the Generalitat Valenciana in the house of the same name in Alicante. It was about celebrating the 43rd anniversary of the Spanish Constitution.

As is recent tradition, since 2015, the Council has made several distinctions aimed at rewarding the defense of constitutional rights and freedoms. This year, the Valencian government selected three eminent scientists to illustrate its recognition of the essential and appreciative role that science plays in our society, as we appreciate every day since the coronavirus pandemic became a part of our daily lives.

Sole Giménez’s distinct voice interpreting the indisputable hymn, Mediterráneo, was the opening act for the verb

These selectees are Avellino Korma, Anna Loch and Francis Mujica, whose contributions to the promotion of science and scientific and technical research, and the protection of health in the public interest, are recognized by the Council.

In addition, the Valencian Community of Displaced Persons Platform, made up of eleven Valencian entities, has been distinguished for its work in favor of preventing and eradicating social exclusion in the territory. It currently has more than 100 professionals and more than 150 volunteers.

Three brilliant scholars

Avellino Korma has been Director of the Institute of Chemical Technology since 1990 and an international expert in solid acids and bifunctional catalysts, applied in petroleum refining, petrochemicals and other chemical processes. Several patents emerged from its laboratories. In fact, Corma is the Spanish scientist with the best h-index (a system that evaluates scientific quality) and his work has been recognized with high awards, being one of the 300 influential scientists in the world.


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Dr. Anna-Maria Lusch has a distinguished career in the research and treatment of breast tumors, which has won many awards. She is currently the Coordinator of the Breast Cancer Biology Research Group at the Incliva-Institut de Investigació Sanitària.

In his thank-you letter, Loach noted that women make up 44% of researchers in our country, but barely hold 24% of positions of responsibility. “We still have a long way to go to achieve true equality, and we’re wasting a huge chunk of female talent,” he said.

In his speech of gratitude, Loach noted that women make up 44% of researchers, but they barely hold 24% of positions of responsibility.

Luch worked at the Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valencia and is, since 2010, a professor at the University of Valencia’s Faculty of Medicine. She has also worked as a consultant for public plans and programs for cancer control in the Valencian Community.

Francisco Juan Martinez Mujica is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Alicante and has a long history of treating diseases of genetic origin, such as cancer and muscular dystrophy, which made him one of the candidates for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Medicine in recent years.


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He received numerous awards such as Jaume I in basic research in 2016, and was the first Spaniard to win the Albany Medical Center Award in 2017, which is considered the most important award in the field of medical research in the United States. .

In his letter of thanks, he encouraged the attendees to remember Article 44 of the Constitution, which states that “public authorities must advance science and scientific and technical research for the public interest.”

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Mujica referred to Article 44 of the constitution: “The public authorities shall promote science and scientific and technical research for the public interest.”

He is convinced that he is rewarded for belonging to “the group of those who spend a part of our time investigating the unknown, trying to mitigate our widespread ignorance,” says the researcher from the University of Alicante.


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The President of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, noted in his closing speech that “science – again now – has saved us with vaccines”. So it is reasonable to “recognize the essential contribution of science to social progress”. The president called for “the extension of the vaccine to all countries without selfishness or commercialism. Out of decency and intelligence: because there will be no global protection without universal vaccination.”

Referring to the constitutional agreement, Puig asked himself, “Today will we be able to come to this agreement? And if we believe no: why? What are we doing wrong?” For Puig, “political polarization weakens us, rendering us powerless to respond to these turbulent times.”

“Will we be able to reach that agreement today? And if we think no: why? What are we doing wrong?”



Zimo PuigHead of the Generalitat Valenciana

For the president, there are two articles in the constitution (“our most useful science,” he said), which “cannot remain on paper”: that all Spaniards have the right to work and sufficient wages to meet their wants and needs. of his family”, as well as “a constitutional mandate that promotes equal opportunity”.

In his opinion, to combat inequality “it is necessary to fight its three most harmful expressions: masculinity, which took Christina’s life when she was only 30 years old; instability and intolerance.”

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Puig reiterated his conviction that the new funding regime “cannot be delayed” and acknowledged that “the government took a decisive step forward on Friday.”

Puig reiterated his conviction that the new financing system “cannot be delayed” and admitted that “the government took a decisive step forward on Friday”. Now, of the Valencian community, he added, “We will propose with arguments, we will show our willingness to agree, we will narrow the front and we will be based on the federal trust.”

He pointed out that “no Spain is not Madrid, there is no room for independence, and the ocean is not the second division,” so that “either official Spain will reconnect with the real Spain, or the distances will be extended. It is very easy: or Spain is from the whole otherwise it will not be Spain “.

Puig thanked the Valencian Community Tribune for the Homeless for their work, and noted that their efforts “force us to respond more effectively to the worst social exclusion: not having a home to live in with dignity and a free life project.”

After concealing the number of the three award-winning scholars, Puig thanked the eleven entities that make up the Valencian Community Platform for the Homeless for their work, and noted that their efforts “force us to interact more effectively with the worst social exclusion: not having a home in which to live with dignity and a free life project.”

The President of the Generalitat, before concluding the law interpreting the hymns of the Valencian Community and Spain, concluded with the line of the writer Almudena Grandes, (“favorite daughter of dignity,” she said of her): “It is over.

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