News 2017

News release # 54

December 21, 2017

On December the 21st our friend and member of our foundation Alberto Mendoza of The Center of Biotechnology on Genomics of the National Polytechnical Institute of Mexico in Reynosa, Mexico passed away very suddenly. “Smiling Alberto” was our member from the very beginning.

The scientific legacy of Alberto will be conserved in the permanent archives of the foundation for generation to come.

With time, the foundation will construct a memorial website for him.

May he rest in peace.

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Dr. Alberto Mendoza.

News release # 53

October 26, 2017

On October 26, 2017 The Northwestern Center for Biological Research (CIBNOR) in La Paz, Mexico celebrated an institutional homage for Prof. Yoav Bashan the President of Bashan Foundation and The Bashan Institute of Science. This was done to formally acknowledge the decades long significant contributions of Prof. Bashan to the development of the institute and of Mexico. Additional to a ceremony, a 45 min video produced by CIBNOR detailing these achievements was presented to the public.

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Prof. Yoav Bashan receiving the institutional homage. From right: Dr. Daniel Luch-Cota, Director General of CIBNOR, Prof. Fernando Garcia Carreño; Prof. Alfredo Ortega Rubio; Prof. Alejandro Lopez Cortes and Mr. Marco-Antonio Diaz (the narrator of the event).

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The glass plaque reads (In Spanish): The Northwestern Center for Biological Research recognizes Dr. Yoav Bashan for his excellence in science, for his dedication and commitment to science and creation of scientific human resources at CIBNOR.

News release # 52

September 1, 2017

On September 1, 2017 Prof. Luz de-Bashan, the Vice-President of “The Bashan foundation” and the Vice-President and the Chief Scientist of “The Bashan Institute of Science” was promoted to the rank of "National Researcher Level III" by the Mexican Federal Government Research System. This is the highest rank for active research scientists in Mexico and solely based on scientific productivity.

News release # 51

March 9, 2017

On March 9, 2017 Dr. Luz de-Bashan the Vice-President of “The Bashan foundation” and the Vice-President and the Chief Scientist of “The Bashan Institute of Science” was promoted to the rank of Full-Professor by the Mexican Federal Government Research System.

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Prof. Luz de-Bashan

News release # 50

February 20, 2017

On February 20, 2017 the Society of Plant Research of India awarded three members of the Bashan Foundation. Prof. Dr. Anton Hartmann (Helmholz-Zentrun, Munich, Germany (retired) and RAS-Bashan Institute of Science) was awarded “Life Time Achievement Award” the highest award of this society. Prof. Dr. Rainer Borriss (Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (retired) and RAS- Bashan Institute of Science) was awarded “International Recognition Award”. Prof. Ann. M. Hirsch (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) was awarded “Prof. B.M Johri Memorial Award”.

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Left: Prof. Dr. Rainer Borriss. Right: Prof. Dr. Anton Hartmann


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Six from left: Prof. Dr. Anton Hartmann


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Left: Prof. Ann. M. Hirsch