David Holmes received the “Life Time Achievement Award” from the Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia for his contributions to biohydrometallurgy
December 15, 2015
Dr. David Holmes, director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Genome Biology at Fundación Ciencia & Vida, was honored with the “Life Time Achievement Award” at the International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium (IBS) organized by the Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia.
The IBS, held biannually since 1977, is an exciting international forum that addresses the many challenges facing important areas in biohydrometallurgy, (bio)-metallurgy environments and (bio)-remediation. Research over many years has shown that biohydrometallurgy, which uses biological processes to extract and recover metals, is regarded as an eco-friendly biotechnology for producing precious and base metals, and is considered by many scientists to become more extensive in application in future years. In this sense, the Center for Bioinformatics and Genome Biology at Fundación Ciencia & Vida aims to advance the understanding of the metabolic potential and the ecophysiological interactions between acidophilic microorganisms involved in the industrial recovery of copper (bioleaching). The long term objective is to use this information to suggest improvements for commercial copper recovery.
David Holmes received his Bachelor’s degree from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, in 1969 and his PhD in Biochemistry from the California Institute of Technology, USA, in 1973. He has over 150 publications, numerous honors and awards, and is member of several international scientific boards and societies.
Dr. David Holmes was honored with the “Life Time Achievement Award” from the Bandung Institute of Technology for his contributions in the field of biohydrometallurgy.