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Ignacio López-Goñi, University microbiologist, award de Ciencia en Español

The Foundation for the knowledge Madri+d awards this award to the Full Professor for its trajectory in subject of knowledge dissemination scientific

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22 | 06 | 2023

Ignacio López-Goñi, Full Professor of Microbiology at the University of Navarra, has been distinguished with the award of Science in Spanish in the category "recognition of an outstanding career in science communication in Spanish", awarded for the first time by the Foundation for the knowledge Madri+d.

The Foundation is an initiative of the Regional Ministry of Science, Universities and research of the Community of Madrid that has as its main goal to link the Education higher education, science, technology and innovation for the welfare of citizens. In total, awards have been granted in six different categories.

Ignacio López-Goñi, born in Pamplona in 1962, is Full Professor of Microbiology at the University of Navarra. Since 2011 he combines his work professor and research with an intense activity of science dissemination. As director of the Science Museum of the University of Navarra he promotes activities of knowledge dissemination for all subject audiences and in multiple formats, from cinema to talks and workshops. His blog microBIO is a reference letter of communication and knowledge dissemination of science and microbiology online, and his Twitter account @microbioblog, with 86,000 followers, is one of the most popular in microbiology at Spanish. López-Goñi has published four books on knowledge dissemination: ¿Funcionan las vacunas?; Microbiota, los microbios de tu organismo; Virus y pandemias; and Preparados para la próxima pandemia: reflexiones desde la ciencia.