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By honoring two great figures in Cuban science, Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler and Captain Antonio Núñez Jiménez, the Cuban Academy of Sciences Awards Ceremony, corresponding to the 2023 convocation, has begun.

Our Messenger Jose Marti said: The measure of an individual’s honor is the respect with which he receives the honor of others.“That is why today we honor two personalities of our nation, who have left their mark on the historical development of the Cuban Academy of Sciences: Captain Antonio Núñez Jiménez, the first president of the institution since 1962, and the honorary academic, Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler,” said Doctor of Science Luis Velázquez, President of the Cuban Academy of Sciences.

He stressed that “both of them, from culture, politics and science, had an impact on the current generations and, we are sure, on the young people who will continue their work.”

To the handover ceremony chaired by the Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (It will be), Eduardo Martínez Díaz, President of the Academy of Sciences and Secretary General of the National Union Niurka María González Orbera.

The Cuban Academy of Sciences has awarded 85 prizes corresponding to the year 2023, out of a total of 160 proposals submitted: Biomedical Sciences (28), Social and Human Sciences (26), Natural and Exact Sciences (16), Agricultural Sciences (8) and Science Technologies (7).

In recognition of their prestigious scientific and innovative activity at the national and international level and their outstanding contributions to the country’s scientific and technological development, the Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment has granted the Special Scientific Category of Merit Researcher to Olga del Carmen Fernández Ríos, Isabel Monal Rodríguez, Gilberto Valdés Gutiérrez, Olivia Miranda Francisco and Alberto Cobián Mena.

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To the pride of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment and the Cuban Academy of Sciences, among the winners in the Biomedical Sciences category are the Minister of Citma and the President of the Administrative Coordination Committee, among the main authors of the research EGF Nanoconjugates comprising quaternary ammonium surfactants and cholesterol. A robust local delivery system for the healing of complex wounds, and Subclinical motor dysfunction in spinocerebellar ataxia: a study based on inertial motion sensors, respectively.

In the context of the award ceremony, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Cuban Academy of Sciences and the University of Medical Sciences in Havana, which aims, among other things, to unite efforts for scientific and social development in Cuba.

In his speech, the Chairman of the Administrative Coordination Committee pointed out that during the academic year 2018-2023, a total of 538 National Academic Awards were approved. 80% of these results contributed to the training of new doctors and 42% of them were implemented as part of national and international cooperation.

“100% of them present publications in national or international journals. He added that 49% of the total awards have been launched or are in the process of being created, 15% of them are allocated to basic sciences and the rest to applied sciences or others.

It was announced that in this edition, 66 awards (78%) correspond to the provinces of Havana, Mayabeque and Pinar del Río and the rest correspond to the provinces of Villa Clara, Santiago de Cuba, Holguín, Camaguey, Ciego de Ávila and Guantanamo.

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“A critical analysis of the awards shows that our scientific institutions should increase research related to food and energy production, as well as those related to technical sciences and international scientific cooperation, and also increase the level of presentation of award-winning results,” he said.

He said we need to stimulate more research in basic sciences, increase the number of patents and publications, and include undergraduate students in research submitted for national awards.

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