Professor Sebastião de Campos Valadares Filho, from the Animal Science Department of UFV, was one of the winners of the Bunge Foundation Prize 2016 in the area of Agricultural Sciences – Nutrition and Healthy Food. He was contemplated in the Life and Work category, for the whole of his work. The teacher’s name was announced on July 22 after a jury meeting of rectors, ministers and representatives of scientific and cultural bodies.
Since 1989, Sebastião Valadares is a UFV professor, where, among other duties, he has acted as coordinator of the Graduate Program in Animal Science and as head of the Department of Animal Science. He is currently coordinator of the National Institute of Science and Technology of Animal Science (INCT-CA)
The official ceremony of delivery of the 61st edition of the Prize will take place on November 23 at Palácio dos Bandeirantes, in São Paulo (SP). They will also receive the prize, still in the area of Agricultural Sciences, Felipe do Nascimento Vieira, Federal University of Santa Catarina, in the Youth category. In the area of Exact and Technological Sciences, under the theme Transport Infrastructure, the winners are José Vicente Caixeta Filho, of the University of São Paulo, in the category of Life and Work, and Hugo Miguel Varela Cabbage, of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ( PUC RJ), in the category Youth.
About the prize
According to information published on the Bunge Foundation website, the Award was created in 1955 to encourage innovation and the dissemination of knowledge. It is awarded annually to prominent personalities in various fields of Science, Arts and Letters in two categories: Life and work, in recognition of the consolidated work of a specialist, and Youth, to stimulate young talents. The Bunge Foundation Award receives indications of academic, scientific and cultural intuitions and, to this day, has already awarded more than 180 personalities, among them the writer Jorge Amado and the architect Oscar Niemeyer.