PRN: The 14th Annual L'Oréal-Unesco Awards or Women on Science: From March 26 to March 29, Paris Welcomes and Honours Tomorrow's Scientific Talents
The 14th Annual L'OrÃ©al-Unesco Awards or Women on Science: From March 26 to March 29, Paris Welcomes and Honours Tomorrow's Scientific Talents [26-March-2012] PARIS, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The L'ORÃ_AL-UNESCO For Women in Science program is welcoming the 15 International Fellows in Paris for a week of scientific meetings and debates.
The 14th Annual L'OrÃ©al-Unesco Awards or Women on Science: From March 26 to March 29, Paris Welcomes and Honours Tomorrow's Scientific Talents
PARIS, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The L'ORÃAL-UNESCO For Women in Science program is welcoming the 15 International Fellows in Paris for a week of scientific meetings and debates.
Before participating in these exciting scientific meetings during which you will be able to personally meet the International Fellows and get a deeper insight into their research, you can learn more about the 15 of them and read their profiles on the dedicated newsroom:Â http://www.FWIS2012.com
There, you will also find photos and video portraits of the Fellows.
The International Fellows 2012 are:
Medical chemistry: Â Peggoty Mutai,Â Â PhD in Chemistry, KENYA
Biotechnology/ Biochemistry: Gladys Kahaka,Â Â PhD in Plant Science,Â Â NAMIBIA
Wildlife biology: Johannie Maria Spaan,Â Â PhD Student in Zoology/Ecology, SOUTH AFRICA
Behavioural ecology: Kathrin Barboza Marquez,Â Â PhD Student in Biology, BOLIVIA
Marine biology:Â Giomar Helena Borerro-PÃ©rez,Â Â PhD in Biology,Â COLOMBIA
Bioengineering: Dora Medina,Â Â PhD in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, MEXICO
Molecular virology: Sidrotun Naim,Â Â PhD Student in Environmental Science,Â INDONESIA
Marine biology: ZoÃ« Hilton,Â Â PhD in Biological Sciences, NEW ZEALAND
Proteins engineering: Patricia Ng,Â Â PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology, SINGAPORE
Virology: Aziza Hassan Kamel,Â Â PhD in Biology, EGYTPT
Cell and molecular biology: Dana Bazzoun,Â Â PhD Student in Cell and Molecular Biology, LEBANON
Molecular biology and bioinformatics: Emna Harigua,Â Â PhD in Molecular Biology, TUNISIA
Molecular and systemic biology:Naama Geva-Zatorsky,Â Â ISRAEL
Molecular and clinic genetics:Elza Van Deel,Â Â PhD in Cardiology and Molecular Genetics, NETHERLANDS
Molecular microbiology and chemistry:Vita Majce,Â Â PhD in Chemistry,Â Â SLOVENIA
The 2012 Laureates in Life Sciences are:
Professor Jill Farrant,Â Â Research Chair - Plant Molecular Physiology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA;Â Professor Ingrid Scheffer,Â Â Chair of Paediatric Neurology Research, University of Melbourne, AUSTRALIA;Â Professor Frances Ashcroft,Â Â Royal Society Research Professor, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Oxford University, UNITED KINGDOM;Â Professor Susana LÃ³pez,Â Â Developmental Genetics and Molecular Physiology, Department of the Institute of Biotechnology, National University of Mexico, Cuernavaca, MEXICO; Professor Bonnie Bassler,Â Â Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, USA
During the Awards Ceremony taking place on March 29 at the UNESCO Headquarters, each Laureate, being an outstanding role model for the next generation of scientists, will receive an award from Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO and Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, Chairman of the L'OrÃ©al Foundation in recognition of her contribution to the advancement of science.
About the L'OrÃ©al Foundation
The L'OrÃ©al Foundation, created in 2007, pursues the goal of making the world a better place each day. It draws on the Group's values and business to strengthen and perpetuate the Group's commitment to social responsibility. As the second-largest corporate foundation in France, the L'OrÃ©al Foundation is committed to three types of action: promoting scientific research in the fundamental and human sciences, supporting education and helping individuals made vulnerable by alternations to their appearance to reclaim their rightful place in society.
Since its creation in 1945, UNESCO has pursued its mission of promoting science at the service of sustainable development and peace. It focuses on policy development and building capacities in science, technology and innovation and promoting and strengthening science education and engineering. UNESCO fosters the sustainable management of freshwater, oceans and terrestrial resources, the protection of biodiversity, and using the power of science to cope with climate change and natural hazards. The Organization also works to eliminate all forms of discrimination and to promote equality between men and women, especially in scientific research.