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UANL Research Award 2019

Imagine for a moment a new device able to combat harmful gas emissions while cleans polluted water, and converts carbon dioxide into new source of energy. Let us keep dreaming with the possibility of killing cancer cells or using silk fibroin to build bones.

These are some of the latest researches that were awarded this last August 14th with the UANL Research Award 2019. Nine research projects out of 102 are collaborating in seven knowledge areas: health sciences, earth sciences, exact sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and technology.

These research projects have been published in international scientific journals. Since 1981 this contest has been in place, it starts in November and has three stages: regional, national, and international. Explained Juan Manuel Alcocer Gonzalez, head of Scientific and Tecnological research program at UANL.

Research centers and academics received an economic incentive of 125 thousand pesos. This year, social and exact sciences were also granted with it.

Award-winning research projects

Health Sciences

“PKHB1 un péptido agonista de CD47 con efecto antitumoral selectivo que activa la respuesta inmune” was the award winning research developed by Dr. Ana Carolina Martinez Torres, from the School of Biology, who collaborated with Dr. Philippe Karoyan from the University of La Sorbonne in France.

Earth Sciences

 “Bacteroidales como alternativa confiable para determinar contaminación fecal en frutas y hortalizas” was the research developed by Dr. Norma Laura Heredia Rojas and Jose Santos Garcia from the School of Biology

Exact Sciences

Dr. Leticia Torres Guerra a 23 times winner of the UANL research award has this year been awarded for her research: “Conversión de CO2 en combustibles de base solar como estrategia de frontera para la generación sustentable de energía mediante sistemas fotocatalíticos avanzados”.

Alí Huerta Flores who is closely working with Torres Guerra, has also been awarded with his research “Heteroestructuras fotofuncionales hibridas con eficiencias elevadas en procesos para el desarrollo sustentable de energia limpia, agua y medio ambiente’’

Natural sciences

 In this category, the award has gone to Dr. Blanca Margarita Muñoz Flores and her research team from the School of Chemistry with the project ’Obtencion de compuestos de boro fluorescentes no toxicos, mediante sintesis sutentable para su uso como dopante en un biomaterial’’.

Social sciences

Klender Aimer Cortez Alejandro and Martha del Pilar Rodriguez García, have been awarded with the research project ‘’Intervencion cambiaria en Mexico y su impacto en la incertidumbre: aplicacion en el mercado peso-dolar’’

In addition, from the School of Economics, Dr. Jorge Noel Valero Gil was awarded for his project ‘’Calorias y pobreza durante una crisis prolongada’’

Humanities

Teresa de Jesus Sanchez Jauregui is the winner in this category for her research project ‘’Efectos de la hipnosis y la musica en variables psicosociales en mujeres programadas para biopsia de mama’’ which was developed with a research team from the School of psychology and Center for Research and Development of Health Sciences.

Engineering and technology

In this category, the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and the School of Civil Engineering were acknowledged thanks to their collaboration with Dr. Azael Martinez de la Cruz and the Center for Innovation, Research, and Development of Engineering and Technology. The research project awarded was ‘’Prototipo de material cementante con superficie reactiva para su uso como recubrimiento en una nueva generacion de vivienda sustentable’’.

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