José Antonio Sencianes brings creativity to the CSIC (the Spanish National Research Council). He is a graphic designer specialized in nature, who is in charge of translating science into a visual language. In the beginning, he wanted to be a biologist, but he decided to unite his two passions: nature and drawing, and dedicate to illustration. Many of his works can be seen in any exhibition of the House of Science Museum of Seville.
Juan Rodríguez Uranga, born in Huelva but based in Seville, is a neurologist who has become a leader in neurological medicine in Spain, thanks to his work and dedication in the treatment of epilepsy. In 2015 he created the Advanced Neurology Centre of Seville, and has received several awards for his medical career.
He decided that he would become an astrophysicist after watching the film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. Born in Baena, Cordoba, Rafael Garrido was the only Spanish researcher who participated in the COROT space mission, developed by the European Space Agency. He is currently part of PLATO, with which he continues his search for planets that are similar to Earth. He has Parkinson’s disease but this hasn’t stopped him from continuing his research work at the Astrophysics Institute of Andalusia, in which he works since its beginnings.
A researcher from the Microelectronics Institute of Seville, Ricardo Carmona Galán, has received a 2.2 million euros grant from Europe for his research project ‘Achieve’. It is a doctoral training network that aims to create a new generation of scientists through a four year research programme. Those who participate in the programme work in several disciplines within the project, so they can receive training in different specialties.