Virologist and Navarrabiomed researcher David Escors receives innovation award at 5th SER Radio Network Awards in Navarre
David Escors Murugarren, the principal investigator and head of the Navarrabiomed Oncoimmunology Research Unit and an expert on coronavirus, was the winner at the annual SER Radio Network Awards in Navarre of the innovation award, which is sponsored by the company Viscofan. The jury applauded his research work on SARS-CoV-2, given that he leads a project whose mission is to create a platform for speeding up vaccine production in cases of pandemics like the current COVID-19 pandemic.
In his acceptance speech, Escors highlighted the value of the work done at research centers on a daily basis. “Our lab works every day in the fight against cancer and also against autoimmune diseases, which should not be overlooked, even though we’re now in an emergency situation,” he said. He expressed his gratitude, but also his surprise at winning the award and said, “There are many other scientists working every day, just like us. It’s our work, our passion, and it’s what we studied for and trained to do.” He ended his speech by thanking his family and friends for their support throughout his professional career.
The ceremony of the fifth edition of the SER Radio Network Awards in Navarre was held at the Baluarte Auditorium and hosted by journalist Joaquim Torrents. This year, COVID-19 and its consequences were particularly relevant and the jury naturally took them into account when deciding on the award winners. In total, 10 people or groups were recognized for their work in different facets of Navarre society.