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Bernardo Jose Perez-Ramirez

Registration number 20061025F

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Bernardo Jose Perez-Ramirez are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Per pale Azure and Gules, overall an owl guardant displayed Or, charged on the breast with a pear Azure, above a castle with two towers Or; all within a bordure compony of a twenty two pieces Or and Gules, each Gules section charged with a Copihue flower Or.
Crest: A wreath Gules and Or is set for crest, a plume of three ostrich feathers: Gules, Or and Azure.


2006 American College of Heraldry #2946-2948
2006 King of Arms, Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Protocol 26P.

Biographical information

The armiger was born in Valdivia Chile in 1960. He is Licenciado en Ciencias Biologicas by the Universidad Austral de Chile, M.Sc. in Biochemistry by the Medical College of Virginia and Ph.D. in Biochemistry by the University of Missouri. During the period 1990-1996 he was a postdoctoral research fellow in protein physical biochemistry at Brandeis University. During 1996-2004 he was Staff Scientist, Principal Scientist and Laboratory Head of formulation development at Genetic Institute/ Wyeth Biopharma. Since 2004 he is Scientific Director of BioFormulations Development for a major biotechnology company. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts (FRSA), member of American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), Sociedad Espanola de Bioquimica y Biologia Molecular (SEBBM), Pan-American Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PABMB) and scientific advisor for the International Research Institute among other organizations. Dr. Perez-Ramirez has been author/co-author of several research articles in the field of protein-protein interactions, protein structure and function, thermodynamic of protein in solution and formulation development.

Heirs to the arms are the armiger's son and daughter: Alejandro B. Perez-Castells and Ariana G. Perez-Castells

Design rationale

In designing the arms consideration was given to the ancestral origins of the armiger's family. Thus, the arms have elements that remind Asturias and Cataluña in Spain as well as Chile. Asturias, the land of the Armiger's paternal grandparents is represented by the Azure in the shield and the pear symbolizing the patronymic name Perez. Gules is for strength and courage. The two towers castle represents the Catalan last name Castells for the armiger's wife maiden name. The border of the shield alternating Gules and Or are the colors of the Catalan flag. On the Gules sections of the bordure, the national flower of Chile in Or, ("The Copihue"), symbolizing the armiger's birth place. The owl in the center of the shield stands for Wisdom and Knowledge.

Registered by



Personal, Original, US, P, R

Roll of Arms