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CNIO News, Year 2013

María Blasco becomes an Honorary Ambassador of the Spain Brand

Madrid, 13 February, 2013

CNIO’s Director receives the award in recognition for her scientific research career path and for her contribution to improving and creating a positive image of Spain abroad

Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Asturias yesterday presided over the Awards Ceremony of Spain Brand Honorary Ambassadors at Banco Santander’s Ciudad Financiera

Maria Blasco E Director of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) and Head of the Centre’s Telomeres & Telomerase Group E was awarded the accreditation of Honorary Ambassador of the Spain Brand, in the Science and Innovation category, in its fifth edition. The Awards Ceremony took place yesterday at Banco Santander’s Ciudad Financiera and was presided over by Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Asturias.

Other Ambassadors who were accredited at the same time are as follows: Fernando Alonso (in the Sports category), Antonio Banderas (Culture & Communication), Isak Andic (Business Management), José Andrés (Tourism & Gastronomy), Maria Blasco (Science & Technology), the National Transplant Organisation (Social Action), Pedro Nueno (Institutional Relations) and Spain’s AVE High Speed Train (Extraordinary Prize).

These accreditations represent public recognition awarded by the Leading Brands of Spain Forum (FMRE), an organisation made up of more than 100 companies with leading Spanish brands, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX), and the Spanish Office of Patents and Brands (OEPM).


María Blasco receiving the award Award /CNIO


Ewinners with the Prince and Princess of Asturias and other personalities attending the ceremony /CNIO

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