Winners for each academic year:

2012-13

  • BUSQUETS GARCIA, ARNAU
  • BAVA, FELICE ALESSIO
  • PLAZA ZABALA, AINHOA
  • CANTERO RECASENS, GERARD
  • GUIU SAGARRA, JORDI
  • GARÍ DE BARBARÀ, MERCÈ
  • RODRIGUEZ BOTIGUÉ, LAURA

2013-14

  • DI STEFANO, BRUNO
  • GASCÓN MERLOS, MIREIA
  • MALHOTRA, SUNNY
  • MARCON, LUCIANO
  • MILLANES ROMERO, ALBA
  • NADAL RIBELLES, MARIONA
  • TEJEDOR, JUAN RAMON

 

2014-15

  • PRADO MARTÍNEZ, JAVIER
  • MARTÍ SOLANO, MARIA
  • SUADES SOLER, ROSA
  • ANTOLÍN HERNÁNDEZ, ALBERT
  • PAPANTONIOU, KYRIAKI
  • PRYSZCZ, LESZEK
  • STORER, MEKAYLA

2015-16

  • CARBONELL BALLESTERO, MAX
  • CIRILLO, DAVIDE
  • DURAN FRIGOLA, MIQUEL
  • FERREIRA AMARAL, NUNO
  • FLORES DE LOS HEROS, AFRICA
  • LLORENS RICO, VERONICA
  • OLALDE MARQUINEZ, IÑIGO
  • RODRIGUEZ MORATO, JOSE
  • VILLANUEVA CAÑAS, JOSE LUIS

2016-17

  • DOLS ICARDO, ORIOL
  • MÜLLER, NATALIE
  • BRESCHI, ALESSANDRA
  • RUIZ ORERA, JORGE
  • CHACON CABRERA, ALBA
  • MONDAL, MAYUKH
  • BOSQUE PROUS, MARINA
  • AVILA PACHECO, MONICA MARCELA

2017-18

  • CANAL DE TORRES, BERTA
  • GOMIS GONZALEZ, MARIA
  • GUTIÉRREZ SACRISTÁN, ALBA
  • MANZANO SALGADO, CYNTIA BEATRIZ
  • PARDO PASTOR, CARLOS
  • PEREZ, MARCOS FRANCISCO
  • ROGUSKI, LUKASZ
  • RUBIO PEREZ, CARLOTA
  • URRIOS GARCIA, ARTURO

 

Commission that grants it:

 

2012 - 2013

The Special Award Comittee that awarded the 12/13 candidates was formed by:

President: Dr. David Comas

Secretary: Dr. Cristina Pujades

Vocals: Dr. Mariano Sentí, Dr. José Aramburu, Dr. Fèlix Bosch, Dr. Jordi Alonso, Dr. Cristina López, Dr. Joaquim Gea.

Invited external doctor: Dr. Salvador Soto,

Excuse their absence: Dr.Núria Boada Centeno.

 

2013 - 2014

The Special Award Comittee that awarded the 13/14 candidates was formed by:

President: Dr. David Comas

Secretary: Dr. Cristina Pujades

Vocals: Dr. Jordi Alonso, Dr. José Aramburu, Dr. Josep Eladi Baños, Dr. Núria Boada Centeno, Dr. Joaquim Gea.

Invited external doctor: Dr. Salvador Soto

Excuse their absence: Dr. Cristina López, Dr. Mariano Sentí,

 

2014 - 2015

The Special Award Comittee that awarded the 14/15 candidates was formed by:

President: Dr. Robert Castelo

Secretary: Dr. Jose Aramburu.

Vocals: Dr. Mariano Sentí, Dr. Cristina López, Dr. Nuria Boada Centeno, Dr. Felix Bosch, Dr. Fernando Garcia Benavides, Dr. Cristina Pujades, Dr. Joaquim Gea

Invited external doctor: Dr. Salvador Soto Franco

 

2015 - 2016

The Special Award Comittee that awarded the 15/16 candidates was formed by:

President: Dr. Robert Castelo

Secretary: Dr. Pilar Rivera

Vocals: Dr. Josep Maria Antó, Dr. Elena Bosch, Dr. Núria Centeno, Dr. Cristina López, Dr. Eulàlia de Nadal, Dr. Mariano Sentí.

Excuse their absence: Dr. Josep Eladi Baños

 

2016 - 2017

The Special Award Comittee that awarded the 16/17 candidates was formed by:

President: Dr. Robert Castelo

Secretary: Dr. Ruben Vicente

Vocals: Dr. Josep Eladi Baños, Dr. Elena Bosch, Dr. Núria B. Centeno, Dr. Laia de Nadal, Dr. Fernando García Benavides, Dr. Quim Gea, Dra. Cristina López, Dra. Pilar Rivera, Dr. Mariano Sentí

 

2017 - 2018

The Special Award Comittee that awarded the 17/18 candidates was formed by:

President: Dr. Robert Castelo

Secretary: Dr. Ruben Vicente

Vocals: Dr. Berta Alsina, Dr. Elena Bosch, Dr. Juana Díez, Dr. Fernando G. Benavides, Dr. Joaquim Gea,  Dr. Cristina López-Rodriguez, Dr. Mariano Sentí, Dr. Núria Centeno Invited external doctor: Dr. Alfonso Martínez-Arias.

 

Specific Regulation of the PhD in Biomedicine Special Award:

 

3. SPECIAL AWARD

The UPF Academic Regulations for Doctorate Courses establish in their Article 22 that the AC of a PhD programme may nominate for a Special Award up to one every ten doctoral theses defended during one academic year. The AC will submit these nominations to the Steering Committee of the UPF Doctoral School, who will make the ultimate decision on granting the Special Award to the nominated doctoral theses. The awarded doctoral theses will be reimbursed for the tax paid in the application for the doctoral degree certificate.

 

3.1 Evaluating committee and criteria

The candidate doctoral theses eligible for being nominated for the Special Award will be those that were defended along an entire academic year and received from the Examination Board the maximum qualification of Excellent Cum Laude, and the unanimous vote to be considered eligible for the Special Award. The vote for the Special Award eligibility will remain confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone until the next academic year when the nomination procedure starts.

The AC will form a Special Award Committee (SAC) that will carry out the nomination procedure. The AC will appoint members of the SAC among doctors with accredited research experience, who have not supervised candidate doctoral theses that are eligible for the award, and trying to meet a fair degree of gender balance and representation of research lines among its members. The AC will also designate a president and a secretary of the SAC.

The SAC will decide the evaluating criteria that should revolve around the quality and originality of the research contributions of the doctoral theses.

 

3.2 Documentation and meeting of the Special Award Committee

The AC will provide to the SAC the documentation that the SAC considers appropriate to evaluate the candidate doctoral theses, such as:

  • A copy of each doctoral thesis.

  • An abstract of the major research contributions of each doctoral thesis.

  • Summary indicators of the research contributions of each doctoral thesis, such as number of published articles derived from the thesis.

The AC may request part of the documentation to the former students who defended the candidate doctoral theses and may discard for further evaluation those theses whose authors do not provide the requested documentation.

The SAC will meet only once to reach a consensus evaluation of the candidate doctoral theses and will decide which ones should be nominated for the Special Award. The AC will provide the requested documentation with sufficient time in advance to be evaluated by the SAC members prior to their meeting. If one or more members of the SAC cannot attend the meeting, they can communicate their evaluation to the president of the SAC, who will share it with the rest of the SAC at the meeting.

 

3.3 Procedure to evaluate the candidate doctoral theses

At the meeting of the SAC, its members will confidentially share their respective evaluation of the candidate doctoral theses and will attempt to reach a consensus about what doctoral theses should be nominated for the Special Award without exceeding the maximum number of nominations established by the regulations of the UPF Academic Regulations for Doctoral Courses. If the members of the SAC cannot reach such a consensus, then a ranking of the candidate doctoral theses will be formed on the basis of votes made by the members of the SAC. The president of the SAC will decide what number of the most voted theses, not exceeding the maximum allowed, will be nominated for the Special Award. The SAC will elaborate a justification report that will summarize for each doctoral thesis the research contributions that the SAC has considered for nominating it.

 

3.4 Ruling of the Special Award Committee and communication of the award

The AC will accept the ruling of the SAC, which will not be open to appeal. The PhD Programme in Biomedicine will submit to the Doctoral School the list of nominated doctoral theses, along with the justification report. Once the Steering Committee makes a decision to grant the Special Award, the PhD Programme in Biomedicine will communicate the decision by email to the awardees and their former thesis supervisors.