News from IBE
Salvador Carranza, CSIC Tenured Scientist and Associate Professor at UPF, embarks on a new stage as director of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE). Carranza (1968), who has led the IBE's Systematics, Biogeography and Evolution of Reptiles and Amphibians group since 2008, takes over the direction of the institution and succeeds Tomàs Marquès-Bonet, who has led it since 2017.
The election of the new IBE director was approved on April the21st by the IBE Board of Trustees, on the proposal of the Executive Board of the Institute. The appointment, made by CSIC President Rosa María Menéndez and UPF Dean Jaume Casals, took effect on May 18, 2020. Carranza has served as IBE co-deputy director since mid-2018 together with the Principal Investigator Elena Bosch, who will continue in the sub directorate of the Institute.
"I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, one of the reference research centres in this field at the national and international level. From my new position, I will work to continue the excellent work that my predecessor has done to consolidate the IBE project. I will also promote the research of the extraordinary researchers working at IBE, fostering scientific excellence and growth of the institution, maintaining a high level of scientific production at the international level, and attracting public and private funding", Salvador Carranza has declared.