ICIQ community regrets the loss of Dr. Pere Mir, founder and president of the CELLEX and Mir-Puig Foundations, devoted to financing research facilities and fostering excellent education in Catalonia.
Dr. Pere Mir, PhD in Chemistry, made generous contributions to multiple scientific and medical projects across Catalonia, becoming one of its biggest private donors ever. Among them, the CELLEX Foundation altruistically supported ICIQ’s High Throughput Experimentation (HTE) lab, a key facility to speed up processes in the development of new drugs and catalysts, as well as a very successful associated research programme for the introduction of this novel methodology.
“Beyond the important amount of funds he donated to the Catalan science system, I would like to highlight his commitment to support brilliant young students in their path to excellence. This clearly shows his vision and an accurate diagnostic on how our society can be changed in a positive sense,” says Miquel. A Pericàs, ICIQ director.
*Read the opinion piece about Pere Mir and his contributions here, written by Andreu Mas-Colell, President of BIST and former Catalan Minister of Research and Universities (in Catalan).