• Susanne Von Caemmerer, Elena Martin-Avila and Jose Alvarez

    Susanne Von Caemmerer, Elena Martin-Avila and Jose Alvarez

  • Angela Romero, Elisa Martinez, Amaia Rozas and her grandfather Jack Waterford, Adrian Garrido and Susan Bennett

    Angela Romero, Elisa Martinez, Amaia Rozas and her grandfather Jack Waterford, Adrian Garrido and Susan Bennett

  • Alvaro Iranzo, Professor Pablo Fernandez Penas, Ambassador of Spain Manuel Cacho Quesada, Luis Salvador- Carulla and Sergio Leon-Saval

    Alvaro Iranzo, Professor Pablo Fernandez Penas, Ambassador of Spain Manuel Cacho Quesada, Luis Salvador- Carulla and Sergio Leon-Saval

  • Marta Baron and Maria Cacho

    Marta Baron and Maria Cacho

  • Maria Jones and Professor Pablo Fernandez Penas

    Maria Jones and Professor Pablo Fernandez Penas

  • Maria  Jones, Sara Fernandez, Professor Pablo Fernandez Penas, Ambassador of Spain Manuel Cacho Quesada, Patricia Fernandez and Victoria Fernandez

    Maria Jones, Sara Fernandez, Professor Pablo Fernandez Penas, Ambassador of Spain Manuel Cacho Quesada, Patricia Fernandez and Victoria Fernandez

  • Ambassador of Spain Manuel Cacho Quesada presents the award certificate to Professor Pablo Fernandez Penas

    Ambassador of Spain Manuel Cacho Quesada presents the award certificate to Professor Pablo Fernandez Penas

  • Amaia and her mum Kate Waterford.

    Amaia and her mum Kate Waterford.

  • Ambassador of Spain Manuel Cacho Quesada

    Ambassador of Spain Manuel Cacho Quesada

  • Ambasssador of Spain Manuel Cacho Quesada and Professor   Pablo Fernandez Penas

    Ambasssador of Spain Manuel Cacho Quesada and Professor Pablo Fernandez Penas

  • William Steed and Manuel Delicado

    William Steed and Manuel Delicado

  • Jose Barrero, Marina Trigueros, Steve Swain and Francisco Gubler

    Jose Barrero, Marina Trigueros, Steve Swain and Francisco Gubler

  • Hugo Alonso andCarola Vinuesa

    Hugo Alonso andCarola Vinuesa

  • Kate Waterford and Pablo Rozas and their daughter Amaia.

    Kate Waterford and Pablo Rozas and their daughter Amaia.

  • Marta Yebra and Adrian Garrido

    Marta Yebra and Adrian Garrido

Embassy of Spain: Award Presentation

17 March 2016

For Spanish researcher and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Sydney University, Dr Pablo Fernandez Penas, a reception at the residence of the Embassy of Spain to present an award and acknowledge his work was of special importance not just because he’s far from home but because this was an award the current Ambassador of Spain Manuel Cacho Quesda was honoured and determined to pursue.

The reception brought together a small but very close knit community of Spanish researchers to establish the Spanish Researcher’s Association in Australia Pacific in association with those in the ACT and ensure the networks and links are maintained. They held a get together at ANU prior to the reception to discuss the research and science related activities they are currently involved in across a wide range of disciplines.

The citation and presentation was a family affair for Dr Penas, with his wife and daughters on hand to be part of the celebration and colleagues from Sydney who came to the embassy for the reception and to meet locals from the Spanish community. It was an event to acknowledge excellence from a man who is making a difference in all manner of things to do with dermatology. He’s from Spain, we’re delighted to have him working in Australia..... and that his work is international and beneficial across a wide spectrum is something good to honour and celebrate.