Finalist of the category: Outstanding individual contributor to Slovak science

Igor Lacík

Research of biomaterials for treatment of diabetes

He is engaged in research of biomaterials for the treatment of diabetes. Science represents an opportunity for Igor to think about solutions that no one has yet come up with. He respects people who have inspired his work and life, and he himself would like to serve as an inspiration for the next generation. He believes that science can help identify treatments for currently incurable diseases, solve environmental and energy problems and that polymer science will play a significant role in making these discoveries happen.