Jordi Alberch, Anna Alberni and Petia Radeva receive the Narcís Monturiol Medal

Jordi Alberch, Anna Alberni and Petia Radeva, professors at the University of Barcelona, have been awarded the Narcís Monturiol Medal to scientific and technological merits. The Government of Catalonia awards this medal, institutionalized in 1982, to ten researchers of the Catalan knowledge system foir their contributions to the development of science and technology. The Narcís Monturiol Plaque, which awards a Catalan institution, has been given to the Museum of Archaeology of Catalonia (MAC), a distinguished centre on research, conservation and dissemination of the Catalan archaeological heritage.

Jordi Alberch Vié is a professor at the Department of Biomedicine of the UB’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Science and leads, since 2017, the UB Institute of Neurosciences (UBneuro), an institution twice awarded the María de Maeztu Excellence Unit by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. He is the director of research groups of the Clinic Barcelona – IDIBAPS Research Foundation and the Network Center for Biomedical Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED). He was the president of the Spanish Society of Neurosciences (SENC) from 2015 to 2017, and he is internationally known in the study of physiopathology and the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and, specifically, Huntington’s disease, an activity he was mainly carried out at the UB and other research centres in the United States and Europe.

Anna Alberni Jordà holds a degree in English Philology and a PhD in Catalan Philology from the University of Barcelona. Since the academic year 2009-2010, she has been an ICREA research professor and associate professor in the Department of Catalan Philology and General Linguistics of the UB’s Faculty of Philology and Communication. Her research focuses on the edition and study of medieval Catalan poetry from the 14th-15th centuries, with special attention to the formal and linguistic aspects of the transmission and reception of Romanesque lyric poetry in the Middle Ages. She is a member of the Culture and Literature in the Late Middle Ages Group and of the UB Institute for Research on Medieval Cultures (IRCVM), and has been a researcher at the Italian universities of Rome La Sapienza and L’Aquila (2003-2005).

Petia Radeva is a professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science and a member of the UB Institute of Mathematics (IMUB). With a degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Sofia (Bulgaria) and a PhD in Computer Science from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, she is principal investigator of the consolidated research group Artificial Intelligence and Biomedical Applications (AIBA) at the UB, manager of the Spanish State Research Agency of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and editor-in-chief of the journal Pattern Recognition. She has focused her research in the fields of machine/deep learning, computer vision and artificial intelligence applied to health. 

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