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The Princess of Asturias Foundation

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Joanne Chory and Sandra Myrna Díaz

Princess of Asturias Award for Technical & Scientific Research 2019

Statement by Joanne Chory on being bestowed with the 2019 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research

“I am tremendously honored to have been chosen for this prestigious award alongside ecologist Sandra Diaz. With the impending threat of climate change, humanity is at a fundamental crossroads, and the opportunity for science and technology to make a difference has never been greater. I am deeply grateful that my training as a biologist may allow me to contribute to a better future for generations to come.”

Joanne Chory
La Jolla (United States), 5th June 2019

Statement by Sandra Myrna Díaz on being bestowed with the 2019 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research

“It was a very gratifying surprise and a profound honour for me. Beyond the personal, I consider it very important that this year’s Award highlights the fundamental role of Nature, of the fabric of life on Earth, which sustains and courses through us. A better and fairer future for all is not possible if we do not take it into account.”

Sandra Myrna Díaz

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