Martin Ingi Sigurdsson, a 24-year-old medical student at the University of Iceland, was awarded with the Innovation Awards from Iceland’s President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson at a ceremony at the presidential residence yesterday.
Sigurdsson was given the award for his research on the effect of age on certain parts of human genes. “This is a great honor and recognition of my work,” Sigurdsson told Fréttabladid.
Sigurdsson added that the fact that the awards are in the name of the president of Iceland will be of great help when he applies for universities outside Iceland. “And this is of course encouragement for me to continue with my research,” Sigurdsson said.
He aims at publishing his results in a scientific magazine by the end of this year.