The Boulle -SEI International Awards have been founded by the Jean Boulle Group and The Spanish Society of Immunology because of their shared vision to acknowledge and support the life changing work of today’s health care and life sciences community.
- About the awards
- Francisco Javier De Balmis and Isabel Zendal
The awards have been named after Javier De Balmis and Isabel Zendal to commemorate the Royal Philanthropic Vaccine Expedition that took place between 1803 and 1806. The awards recognise the millions of inhabitants of Spanish America who were vaccinated against smallpox thanks to pioneering Spanish science. Francisco Javier de Balmis could not have completed the expedition without Isabel Zendal and it is precisely for this reason that the selection of candidate teams for the Boulle – SEI Awards has recognized the talent of women scientists, highlighting their leadership in scientific research groups.