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An Argentinian and an American biologist win Princess of Asturias Research Award

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The works that both biologists develop would have opened new lines of research to mitigate the effects of climate change

Joanne Choryy Sandra Myrna Díaz

The biologists Joanne Chory, from the United States, and Sandra Myrna Díaz, from Argentina, were awarded the Princess of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research 2019 for their fight against climate change, the Foundation that manages the awards said on Wednesday, June 5.

Leer en español: Una bióloga argentina y otra estadounidense ganan el premio Princesa de Asturias de Investigación

The works that both biologists specialists in plants develop separately, according to the Princess of Asturias Foundation, would have opened new lines of research to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The jury highlighted Joanne Chory's research on the molecular and genetic responses of plants, which would have helped to adapt natural systems to global warming.

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"With the imminent threat of climate change, humanity is at a fundamental crossroads and the opportunity for science and technology to change the situation has never been greater," Chory thanked in a written statement.

In the same way, the Foundation awarded Myrna Díaz for her work in ecology to quantify the importance of biodiversity and thus prevail the benefits that ecosystems provide to society.

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This award for Scientific Research is that the Princess of Asturias Foundation reveals after having made public those of Arts, Communication and Humanities, International Cooperation, Sports, Literature and Social Sciences.

 

Reuters
Translated from "
Una bióloga argentina y otra estadounidense ganan el premio Princesa de Asturias de Investigación"

 

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