The Lilly Foundation has awarded the Biomedical Research Award 2021 to Dr. Carlos Simón Vallés, in the Clinical Research category.

Director of the Scientific Committee of Igenomix, coordinator of the Reproductive Medicine Research Group at INCLIVA and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Valencia, he has been awarded for his pioneering work in the study of the human endometrium and its functionality.
During his career, he has demonstrated for the first time that the uterine cavity is not sterile, describing the human uterine microbiome and identifying human endometrial stem cells, as well as the creation of the atlas of the human endometrium at the single cell level.
Author of 501 scientific papers in international indexed journals, his work on the human endometrium merited in 2011 the Jaime I prize for Medical Research. In 2016, he was the first European scientist to receive the Distinguished Research Award from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. In addition, since 2019 he is a senior lecturer at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) of Harvard University.
The virtual presentation of these Awards, broadcast live from the National Archaeological Museum, will take place on June 14 at 19:00 (CEST).