Gemma Vilahur, (DVM, PhD, FESC),
is a Senior Researcher at the Catalan Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences (ICCC) in the Hospital Santa Creu and Sant Pau, Barcelona, where she coordinates the Translational Research Department. Dr. Vilahur has carried out her research in this Center since her return from a post-doctoral stage at the United States in 2006. Her research activities have been focused on cardiovascular research, especially devoting to unraveling the basic mechanisms of vascular and heart disease pathology (from atherothrombosis to ischemic heart disease) and evaluating new potential therapeutic approaches. She has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and has contributed to more than 30 book chapters.
Dr. G. Vilahur is a current Nucleus member of the Working Group of Thrombosis of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC; 2014-2018) and Founder of the Scientists of Tomorrow (Council Basic Cardiovascular Science-ESC). She has been awarded with the Young Investigator Award (YIA) in Thrombosis by the European Society of Cardiology (Munich 20008) and has been YIA finalist in Thrombosis in ESC-Berlin 2002 and ESC-Vienna 2003 and YIA finalist in basic science in ESC-Vienna 2007. She has also been awarded twice with the First Research Prize in the National Congress of Cardiology (Madrid 2007; Seville 2012), First and second Prize in the National Congress of Atherosclerosis (Pamplona 2009 and Zaragoza 2013, respectively), and has received the Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigator's Forum and the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Merit Award of the American Heart Association (AHA; Chicago 2006). She has also won the L’Oreal-UNESCO Foundation Grant- for Women in Science (2012).