BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine 2017
[207-06-15] The Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) presented the recipients of the 9th BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards during the ceremony on June 15, 2017 in Bilbao, Spain. The BBVA Group Executive Chairman Francisco González handed out the Foundations Award in Biomedicine 2017 to Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna, and Francisco Martínez Mojica for "developing CRISPR, the most efficient and precise gene-editing technique.
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards were established in 2008. They "recognize contributions with the power to enlarge and transform our understanding of the world, and to train a spotlight on their creators". The awards are endowed with a total €3,2 million which are distributed among the categories and awardees.
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the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award Ceremony
the BBVA presentation of the three Awardees(picture: BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards)