L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science
The L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science aims to improve the position of women in science by recognizing outstanding women researchers who have contributed to scientific progress. The awards are a result of a partnership between the French cosmetics company L'Oréal and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and carry a grant of $100,000 USD for each laureate.
- Africa and the Middle East.
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- North America (since 2000)
The same partnership awards the UNESCO-L'Oréal International Fellowships, providing up to $40,000 USD in funding over two years to fifteen young women scientists engaged in exemplary and promising research projects. The Fellowship awards began in 2000 with a one-year award of $20,000 USD and offered ten awards until 2003. In 2003, the number of awards increased to 15 and then in 2006, the grant period extended to two years and the amount of the award increased to $40,000 USD. In 2015, the name Rising Talent Grants was implemented.
- 1 Recipients
- 1.1 1998 Laureates
- 1.2 2000 Laureates
- 1.3 2000 Fellows
- 1.4 2001 Laureates
- 1.5 2001 Fellows
- 1.6 2002 Laureates
- 1.7 2002 Fellows
- 1.8 2003 Laureates
- 1.9 2003 Fellows
- 1.10 2004 Laureates
- 1.11 2004 Fellows
- 1.12 2005 Laureates
- 1.13 2005 Fellows
- 1.14 2006 Laureates
- 1.15 2006 Fellows
- 1.16 2007 Laureates
- 1.17 2007 Fellows
- 1.18 2008 Laureates
- 1.19 2008 Fellows
- 1.20 2009 Laureates
- 1.21 2009 Fellows
- 1.22 2010 Laureates
- 1.23 2010 Fellows
- 1.24 2011 Laureates
- 1.25 2011 Fellows
- 1.26 2012 Laureates
- 1.27 2012 Fellows
- 1.28 2013 Laureates
- 1.29 2013 Fellows
- 1.30 2014 Laureates
- 1.31 2014 Fellows
- 1.32 2015 Laureates
- 1.33 2015 International Rising Talents
- 1.34 2016 Laureates
- 1.35 2016 International Rising Talents
- 1.36 2017 Laureates
- 2 See also
- 3 References
- 4 External links
- Grace Oladunni Taylor (Nigeria): Biochemistry
- Myeong-Hee Yu (South Korea): Microbiology
- Pascale Cossart (France): Bacteriology
- Gloria Montenegro (Chile): Botany
- Valerie Mizrahi (South Africa): Molecular biology
- Tsuneko Okazaki (Japan): Molecular biology
- Margarita Salas (Spain): Molecular biology
- Eugenia María del Pino Veintimilla (Ecuador): Molecular biology
- Joanne Chory (United States): Molecular biology
2000 Fellowships awarded yearly to doctoral and post-doctoral women to allow them to pursue their research in host laboratories outside their home countries are:
- Yézoumi Akogo, Togo
- Dorsaf Essebaï, Tunisia
- Maria del Pilar Jiménez Alzate, Columbia
- Rhoda Kariba, Kenya
- Margarita Marqués Martínez, Spain
- Sonia Nasr, Lebanon
- June Young Park, Republic of Korea
- Marcia Roye, Jamaica
- Tatyana Savchenko, Azerbaijan
- Yufeng Wang, China
- Adeyinka Gladys Falusi (Nigeria): Molecular genetics
- Suzanne Cory (Australia): Molecular genetics
- Anne McLaren (United Kingdom): Reproductive biology
- Mayana Zatz (Brazil): Molecular biology
- Joan Argetsinger Steitz (United States): Molecular biophysics and biochemistry
2001 Fellowships awarded yearly to doctoral and post-doctoral women to allow them to pursue their research in host laboratories outside their home countries are:
- Rebecca Salu Livingstone, Nigeria Zoology
- Reine Raïssa Note, Congo Pharmacology
- Analilia Arroyo Becerra, Mexico Plant biology
- Jacqueline Chaparro Olaya, Colombia Parasitology
- Suraini Abd-Aziz, Malaysia Biochemistry
- Allison Joy Haywood, New Zealand Planktonology
- Amaal Mohamadein Ahamad, Egypt Ecotoxicology
- Chantal Farra, Lebanon Human genetics
- Miroslava Atanassova, Bulgaria Microbiology
- Jarmila Nahalkova, Slovakia Plant biology
- Nagwa Meguid (Egypt): Genetics applied to the prevention of mental diseases
- Indira Nath (India): The treatment of leprosy
- Mary Osborn (Germany): Methods for the observation of cell structures
- Ana María López Colomé (Mexico): Prevention of blindness.
- Shirley Tilghman (Canada, United States): Gene expression and parental origin of chromosomes
2002 Fellowships awarded yearly to doctoral and post-doctoral women to allow them to pursue their research in host laboratories outside their home countries are:
- Namrita Lall, South Africa Bacteriology
- Djeneba Konate Keita, Mali Environment
- Giovanna Elisabeth Sotil Caycho, Peru Biodiversity
- Rahanna Alicia Juman, Trinidad And Tobago Environment
- Hasina Akhter, Bangladesh Biotechnology
- Jennifer Louise Smith, New Zealand Enzymology
- Salma Bisbis, Morocco Nutrition
- Mounira Hmani Aifa, Tunisia Genetics
- Anila Paparisto, Albania Molecular Biology
- Andrea Hickel, Austria Biophysics
- Karimat El-Sayed (Egypt): Physics
- Li Fanghua (China): Electron microscopy
- Ayse Erzan (Turkey): Condensed matter physics
- Mariana Weissmann (Argentina): Computational condensed matter physics
- Johanna M.H. Levelt Sengers (United States): Thermodynamics
2003 Fellowships awarded yearly to doctoral and post-doctoral women to allow them to pursue their research in host laboratories outside their home countries. The initial awards list stated one addition from the Pacific Rim region was pending. Other awardees are:
- Sodangi Abdulkarim Luka Gesinde (Nigeria) Parasitology
- Darie Alikaj (Syria) Virology
- Rocío Díaz-Benjumea Benavides (Venezuela) Parasitology/Cell Biology
- Shiva Seyed Forootan (Iran) Molecular Biology
- Dionicia Gamboa Vilela (Peru) Molecular Biology
- Karin Jacobs (South Africa) Mycology
- Adriana Jalba (Romania) Plant Biology
- Mary George Kaileh (Palestinian Authority) Molecular Biology
- Maria Gabriela Palomo (Argentina) Marine Ecology
- Samia Rejiba (Tunisia) Molecular Biology
- Ahou Edwige Siransy (Côte d'Ivoire) Physiology
- Devi Stuart-Fox (Australia) Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
- Ahu Altinkut Uncuoglu (Turkey) Molecular Biology
- Victoria Yavelsky (Israel) Molecular Biology/Immunology
- Jennifer Thomson (South Africa): "For work on transgenic plants resistant to drought and to viral infections, in an effort to respond to the continent's chronic food shortage."
- Lúcia Mendonça Previato (Brazil): "For studies which enable progress in the understanding, treatment and prevention of the Chagas disease."
- Philippa Marrack (United States) "For the characterization of lymphocyte T functions in the immune system and the discovery of superantigens.
- Nancy Ip (China): "For discoveries concerning proteins which favour the growth and preservation of neurons in brain development."
- Christine Petit (France): "For research on the molecular and cellular bases of human hereditary deafness and other sensorial deficiencies."
2004 Fellowships awarded yearly to doctoral and post-doctoral women to allow them to pursue their research in host laboratories outside their home countries are:
- María Teresa Abreu (Venezuela) Cellular Biology
- Salwa Hamid Al Khayat (Yemen) Microbiology
- Mouna Al-Sabbagh (Syria) Biotechnology
- Maryam Aminu (Nigeria) Virology
- Ines Atmosukarto (Indonesia) Microbiology
- Semra Aygün (Turkey) Molecular Biology
- Silvia Bilokapic (Croatia) Molecular Biology
- Elena Luminita Bradatan (Romania) Medicine/Oncology
- María Laura Guichón (Argentina) Ecology
- Bibi Rehana Jauhangeer (Mauritius) Molecular Microbiology
- Blandina Lugendo (Tanzania) Marine Biology
- Ghinwa Naja (Lebanon) Physical Chemistry
- Rosa Estela Navarro (Mexico) Developmental Biology
- Farzana Shaheen (Pakistan) Chemistry
- Diana Webster (New Zealand) Medical Science
- Zohra ben Lakhdar (Tunisia): "For experiments and models in infrared spectroscopy and its applications to pollution detection and medicine."
- Fumiko Yonezawa (Japan): "For pioneering theory and computer simulations on amorphous semiconductors and liquid metals."
- Dominique Langevin (France): "For fundamental investigations on detergents, emulsions and foams."
- Belita Koiller (Brazil): "For innovative research on electrons in disordered matter such as glass."
- Myriam P. Sarachik (United States): "For important experiments on electrical conduction and transitions between metals and insulators."
2005 Fellowships awarded yearly to doctoral and post-doctoral women to allow them to pursue their research in host laboratories outside their home countries are:
- Aisha Abubakar Abdulwahab (Nigeria) – Prevalence of tuberculosis in humans and animals in Nigeria
- Mariam Allach (Morocco): Rehabilitation, protection and sustainability of the argan tree
- Cho N’Din Catherine Boni-Cisse (Côte d'Ivoire) – Characterization of haemophilus influenzae of isolated strains of meningitis
- Marlein Miranda Cona (Cuba): Development of radiopharmaceuticals to detect and treat malignant tumors
- Michelle Lucinda de Oliveira (Brazil): Liver cancers: link between liver resection and metastasis development
- Habiba Drici (Algeria): Molecular Biology: lactic bacteria used in the production of fermented foods
- Özlem Zehra Keskin (Turkey): Structural biochemistry of proteins
- Fati Kirakoya (Burkina Faso) – Biostatistics: association between sexually transmissible disease and HIV infection in Ouagadougou
- Ketsiri Kueseng (Thailand): Polymer Science: water and oil repellency of Thai silk
- Maria Valeria Lara (Argentina): Genetic Engineering: tobacco and other drought-resistant plants
- Yong Sun Kye (North Korea): Genetic Engineering: insect-resistant soybean plants
- Katharine Arwen Michie (Australia): Biochemistry: SMC protein complex and interaction with DNA
- Agnieszka Elzbieta Sadowska (Poland): Neurobiology: polarization of developing neurons
- Reema Fayez Tayyem (Jordan): Epidemiology of colon cancer: inhibitory effect of curcuma
- Paola Tiberia Zanna (Italy): Melanogenesis: Expression of the MC1R gene
- Habiba Bouhamed Chaabouni (Tunisia): "For her contribution to the analysis and prevention of hereditary disorders."
- Jennifer Graves (Australia): "For studies on the evolution of mammalian genomes."
- Christine Van Broeckhoven (Belgium): "For the genetic investigation of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases."
- Esther Orozco (Mexico): "For the discovery of the mechanisms and control of infections by amoebas in the tropics."
- Pamela Bjorkman (United States): "For the discovery of how the immune system recognizes targets."
2006 Fellowships awarded yearly to doctoral and post-doctoral women to allow them to pursue their research in host laboratories outside their home countries are:
- Zeina Daher (Lebanon) Biochemistry: Study Of Mitochondrial DNA Mutations
- Juana Del Valle Mendoza (Peru) Immunology: Development Of A Therapeutic Vaccine Against Hiv-1, The Virus Responsible For Aids
- Dilfuza Egamberdiyeva (Uzbekistan) Environmental Microbiology: Development Of Environmentally Friendly, Bacteria-Based fertilizer
- Ghada Ahmed Mohamed Abu El-Heba (Egypt) Molecular Biology: Improvement Of Nitrogen-Fixation In Leguminosae
- Sabah Ben Fredj (Tunisia) Microbiology: Study Of The Genetic Variability Of Fungi Found On Grapes In Tunisian Vineyards
- Valérie Gbonon (Côte d'Ivoire) Microbiology: Study Of The Virulence Factors Of Group B Streptococcus Bacteria Infections To Improve Antibiotic Treatment For Pregnant Women And Newborns
- Stéphanie Jenouvrier (France) Ecology: The Impact Of Global Warming On The Population Dynamics Of Emperor Penguins
- Anita Krisko (Croatia) Structural Biology: Computer Modeling To Investigate How Degradation Of Proteins In The Eye Lens Can Lead To Blindness
- Priyadharshini Madhou (Mauritius) Plant Biotechnology: Study Of Genes Controlling Plant Resistance To Fungus Infection
- Irene Maier (Austria) Biomedicine: Development Of An Immunological Biochip To Facilitate Clinical Diagnosis Of Food Allergies
- Andréa Mantesso, (Brazil) Health Sciences: Study Of Dental Stem Cells To Provide Innovative Solutions For Cavities And Craniofacial Deformities
- Prudence Mutowo (Zimbabwe) Molecular Biology: Study Of Gene Regulation In Archaea
- Mun Peak Nyon (Malaysia) Structural Biology: Determining The Three-Dimensional Structure Of Cutinase
- Diana Pérez Staples (Mexico) Behavioral Ecology: Study Of Biological Pest Control To Reduce The Use Of Environmentally Dangerous Insecticides
- Ruchi Singh (India) Parasitology: Identification Of Genes Involved In Drug-Resistance Of Leishmaniasis
- Ameenah Gurib-Fakim (Mauritius): "For her exploration and analysis of plants from Mauritius and their bio-medical applications."
- Ligia Gargallo (Chile): "For her contributions to understanding solution properties of polymers."
- Mildred Dresselhaus (United States): "For her research on solid state materials, including conceptualizing the creation of carbon nanotubes."
- Margaret Brimble (New Zealand): "For her contribution to the synthesis of complex natural products, especially shellfish toxins."
- Tatiana Birshtein (Russia): "For her contribution to the understanding of the shapes, sizes and motions of large molecules."
2007 Fellowships awarded yearly to doctoral and post-doctoral women to allow them to pursue their research in host laboratories outside their home countries are:
- Fatima Abbas (Sudan) Plant Molecular Biology
- Mestawet Taye Asfaw (Ethiopia) Food Science
- Rhimou Bouhlal (Morocco) Marine Biology
- Venetia Briggs (Belize) Behavioral Ecology
- Nancy Chandia (Chile) Organic Chemistry
- Irene Chiolo (Italy) Molecular Biology
- Gisella Cruz Garcia (Netherlands Conservation Biology/Ecology
- Khady Nani Dramé (Senegal) Plant Biotechnology
- Fenny Dwivany (Indonesia) Molecular Biology
- Laura Echarte (Argentina) Crop Physiology
- Petra Klepac (Croatia) Epidemiology
- Sarrah Ben M’barek (Tunisia) Plant Biotechnology
- Christine Ouinsavi (Benin) Forest Biology
- Barno Sultanova (Uzbekistan) Biotechnology
- Chawanee Thongpanchang (Thailand) Medicinal Chemistry
- Lihadh Al-Gazali (United Arab Emirates): "For her contributions to the characterization of inherited disorders."
- V. Narry Kim (South Korea): "For elucidating the formation of a new class of RNA molecules involved in gene regulation"
- Ada Yonath (Israel): "For her structural studies of the protein biosynthesis system and its disruption by antibiotics."
- Ana Belén Elgoyhen (Argentina): "For her contributions to the understanding of the molecular basis of hearing (sense)."
- Elizabeth Blackburn (United States): "For the discovery of the nature and maintenance of chromosome ends and their roles in cancer and aging."
- Hakima Amjres, Morocco
- Naranjargal Dashdorj, Mongolia
- Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat, Lebanon
- Made Tri Ari Penia Kresnowati, Indonesia
- Federica Migliardo, Italy
- Yonelle Dea Moukoumbi, Gabon
- Susanna Phoboo, Nepal
- Maria João Rego Rodrigues, Mozambique
- Lina Maria Saavedra Díaz, Colombia
- Hanneline Adri Smit, South Africa
- Alma Tostmann, the Netherlands
- Carolina Trochine, Argentina
- Andrea Von Groll, Brazil
- Maja Zagmajster, Slovenia
- Jamillah Zamoon, Kuwait
- Tebello Nyokong (Africa and the Arab States): "for her work on harnessing light for cancer therapy and for environmental clean-up".
- Akiko Kobayashi (Asia-Pacific): "for her contribution to the development of molecular conductors and the design and synthesis of a single-component molecular metal".
- Athene M. Donald (Europe): "for her work in unraveling the mysteries of the physics of messy materials, ranging from cement to starch".
- Beatriz Barbuy (Latin America): "for her work on the life of stars from the birth of the Universe to the present time".
- Eugenia Kumacheva (North America): "for the design and development of new materials with many applications including targeted drug delivery for cancer treatments and materials for high density optical data storage".
2009 Fellowships awarded yearly to doctoral and post-doctoral women to allow them to pursue their research in host laboratories outside their home countries are:
- Marie Abboud (Lebanon) Non-invasive optical methods for the study of biological structures
- Rima Al-Besharat (Syria) local probiotic bacteria for use in functional food products
- Ishrat Bano (Pakistan) Development of magnetic nanoparticles for use in drug delivery
- Yean Yean Chan (Malaysia) Electrochemical DNA biosensors for molecular diagnosis of infectious disease
- Nonhlanhla Dlamani (South Africa) African traditional medicine used in the treatment of Kaposi’s sarcoma
- Berta González Frankenberger (Mexico) speech and voice processing in neonates and premature babies
- Cecilia Gonzales-Marin (Peru) oral infections and medical complications in pregnant women
- Fina Kurreeman (Mauritius) Study of genes specifically associated with rheumatoid arthritis
- Khadijetou Lekweiry (Mauritania) Transmission of malaria in the Nouakchott
- Lydia Lynch (Ireland) human omentum as an immunological tool
- Joan Munissi (Tanzania) Antimicrobial compounds isolated from cultures of Tanzanian marine-derived fungi
- Ivana Pešić (Serbia) identification of urine proteins, renal disease
- Mareike Posner (Germany) resistance of enzyme structures within organisms adapted to extreme conditions
- Jingyi Shi (China) Genetics of acute myeloid leukemia
- Paula Villar (Argentina) computer-based model of the heart in 3D
- Rashika El Ridi (Africa and the Arab States): "for paving the way towards the development of a vaccine against the tropical disease schistosomiasis".
- Lourdes J. Cruz (Asia-Pacific): "for the discovery of marine snail toxins that can serve as powerful tools to study brain function".
- Anne Dejean-Assémat (Europe): "for her contributions to our understanding of leukaemia and liver cancers".
- Alejandra Bravo (Latin America): "for her work on a bacterial toxin that acts as a powerful insecticide".
- Elaine Fuchs (North America): "for her contributions to our knowledge of skin biology and skin stem cells".
2010 Fellowships awarded yearly to doctoral and post-doctoral women to allow them to pursue their research in host laboratories outside their home countries are:
- Diana Marcela Bolaños Rodriguez (Colombia)
- Nawal Bouayayne (Morocco)
- Ghalia Boubaker (Tunisia)
- Hadeer El-Dakhakni (Egypt)
- María Gabriel Gei (Costa Rica)
- Maria-Teresa Guardiola-Claramonte (Spain)
- Antima Gupta (India)
- Elisabeth Lendoye (Gabon)
- Irene Margiolaki (Greece)
- Margoth Mitchela Moreno Vigo (Peru)
- Marietta Solange Soupi Nkeutcha (Cameroon)
- Djoudi Roukia (Comoros)
- Yifen Tan (Malaysia)
- Marissa Teo (Singapore)
- Svitlana Yablonska (Ukraine)
- Faiza Al-Harafi (Africa and the Arab States): "for her work on corrosion, a problem of fundamental importance to water treatment and the oil industry; for her notable contributions to electrochemistry with particular emphasis on corrosion and catalysis".
- Vivian Wing-Wah Yam (Asia-Pacific): "for her work on light-emitting materials and innovative ways of capturing solar energy; for her pioneering contributions in the molecular design of photo-active materials that are particularly relevant to solar energy conversion".
- Anne L'Huillier (Europe): "for her work on the development of the fastest camera for recording the movement of electrons in attoseconds (a billionth of a billionth of a second); for her pioneering experimental and theoretical contributions to harmonic light generation as a base technology for attosecond science".
- Silvia Torres-Peimbert (Latin America): "for her work on the chemical composition of nebulae which is fundamental to our understanding of the origin of the universe; for her fundamental contribution to the studies of nebulae that have led to a better understanding of the chemical evolution of galaxies and the universe".
- Jillian Banfield (North America): "for her work on bacterial and material behavior under extreme conditions relevant to the environment and the Earth; for pioneering achievements in environmental science integrating chemical, biological, mineralogical, and proteogenomic influences".
2011 Fellowships awarded yearly to doctoral and post-doctoral women to allow them to pursue their research in host laboratories outside their home countries are:
- Mais Absi (Syria) molecular endocrinology
- Reyam Al-Malikey (Iraq) ecology
- Andia Chaves Fonnegra (Colombia) marine ecology
- Isabel Cristina Chinchilla Soto (Costa Rica) ecology
- Samia Elfékih (Tunisia) (molecular biology
- Hagar Gelbard-Sagiv (Israel) neurobiology
- Alejandra Jaramillo Gutierrez (Panama) parasitology
- Tatiana Lopatina (Russia) cell biology
- Nilufar Mamadalieva (Uzbekistan) plant biochemistry and pharmacology
- Germaine L. Minoungou (Burkina Faso) virology
- Justine Germo Nzweundji (Cameroon) plant biotechnology
- Jiban Jyoti Panda (India) biotechnology
- Ladan Teimoori Toolabi (Iran) medical biotechnology
- Triin Vahisalu (Estonia) plant molecular biology
- Fadzai Zengeya (Zimbabwe) agricultural sciences
- Jill Farrant (Africa and the Arab States): "for the elucidation of mechanisms by which plants overcome drought conditions".
- Ingrid Scheffer (Asia-Pacific): "for identifying genes involved in some forms of epilepsy".
- Frances Ashcroft (Europe): "for her discovery of an ATP-sensitive potassium channel linking glucose metabolism and insulin secretion and its role in neonatal diabetes".
- Susana López Charreton (Latin America): "for elucidating the mechanisms of rotavirus infections".
- Bonnie Bassler (North America): "for discovering the chemical signals and mechanisms bacteria use to communicate and coordinate group behaviors".
2011 Fellowships awarded yearly to doctoral and post-doctoral women to allow them to pursue their research in host laboratories outside their home countries are:
- Kathrin Barboza Marquez (Bolivia) Behavioural Ecology
- Dana Bazzoun (Lebanon) Cell and Molecular Biology
- Giomar Helena Borrero-Pérez (Colombia) Marine Biology
- Naama Geva-Zatorsky (Israel) Molecular and Systems Biology
- Emna Harigua (Tunisia) Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics
- Zoë Hilton (New Zealand) Marine Biology
- Gladys Kahaka (Namibia) Biotechnology/Biochemistry
- Aziza Hassan Kamel (Egypt) Virology
- Vita Majce (Slovenia) Molecular Biology and Chemistry
- Dora Medina (Mexico) Bioengineering
- Peggoty Mutai (Kenya) Medicinal Chemistry
- Sidrotun Naim (Indonesia) Molecular Virology
- Patricia Miang Lon Ng (Singapore) Protein Engineering
- Johannie Maria Spaan (South Africa) Wildlife Biology
- Elza Van Deel (The Netherlands) Cardiology and Molecular Genetics
- Francisca Nneka Okeke (Africa and the Arab States): "for her significant contributions to the understanding of daily variations of the ion currents in the upper atmosphere which may further our understanding of climate change."
- Reiko Kuroda (Asia-Pacific): "for discovering the functional importance of the difference between left handed and right handed molecules which has wide applications including research on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's."
- Pratibha Gai (Europe): "for ingeniously modifying her electron microscope so that she was able to observe chemical reactions occurring at surface atoms of catalysts which will help scientists in their development of new medicines or new energy sources."
- Marcia Barbosa (Latin America): "for discovering one of the peculiarities of water which may lead to better understanding of how earthquakes occur and how proteins fold which is important for the treatment of diseases."
- Deborah S. Jin (North America): "for having been the first to cool down molecules so much that she can observe chemical reactions in slow motion which may help further understanding of molecular processes which are important for medicine or new energy sources."
2013 Fellowships awarded yearly to doctoral and post-doctoral women to allow them to pursue their research in host laboratories outside their home countries are:
- Naima Abattouy, Morocco Biology
- Beatriz Álvarez Sanna, Uruguay Biochemistry
- Ariana Barbera, Cuba Immunology
- Enkhmaa Davaasambu, Mongolia Maternal Health
- Laure El-Chamy, Lebanon Molecular Biology
- Marina Faiella, Italy Biochemistry and Biotechnology
- Sri Fatmawati, Indonesia Natural Products Chemistry
- Lina Gallego, Colombia Cancer Genomics
- Florencia Linero, Argentina Virology
- Allison Louthan, USA Ecology
- Kanika Mitra, Bangladesh Food science
- Marie Florence Ngo Ngwe, Cameroon Plant Biotechnology
- Sahwa Adil Nourein, Sudan Clinical immunology
- Eucharia Oluchi Nwaichi, Nigeria Environment and Toxicology
- Osnat Penn, Israel Computational Biology
- Anita Takura, Ghana Agricultural and Environmental Science
- Segenet Kelemu (Africa and the Arab States)
- Kayo Inaba (Asia-Pacific)
- Brigitte Kieffer (Europe) "for her decisive work on the brain mechanisms involved in pain, mental illness and drug addiction"
- Cecilia Bouzat (Argentina) "her contribution to our understanding of how brain cells communicate among themselves and with muscles"
- Laurie Glimcher (North America)
2014 Fellowships awarded yearly to doctoral and post-doctoral women to allow them to pursue their research in host laboratories outside their home countries are:
- Francisca Barake, Chile Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Katalin Czondor, Hungary Neurobiology
- Adila Elobeid, Sudan Medicine
- Selena Gimenez Ibanez, Spain Plant Molecular Genetics
- Emma Gray, South Africa Ecology
- Jingmei Li, Singapore Human Genetics
- Sandra Lopez-Verges, Panama Virology
- Farah Ouechtati, Tunisia Neuroscience
- Mio Ozawa, Japan Nutritional Epidemiology
- Tania Pozzo, Bolivia Biotechnology
- Bhama Ramkhelawon, Mauritius Obesity and diabetes
- Gul Shahnaz, Pakistan Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Science
- Alia Shatanawi, Jordan Cardiovascular Pharmacology
- Aramide Dolapo O Shingboye, Nigeria Food science
- Ahu Arslan Yildiz, Turkey Biotechnology
- Rajaâ Cherkaoui El Moursli (Africa and the Arab States): "For her key contribution to one of the greatest discoveries in physics: proof of the existence of the Higgs Boson, the particle responsible for the creation of mass in the universe."
- Xie Yi (Asia-Pacific): "For her significant contributions to inorganic solid state solvothermal chemistry at the nanoscale, particularly unconventional semi-conductor materials and graphene-like structures a few atoms thick."
- Dame Carol Robinson (Europe): "For her groundbreaking work in macromolecular mass spectrometry and pioneering gas phase structural biology by probing the structure and reactivity of single proteins and protein complexes, including membrane proteins."
- Thaisa Storchi Bergmann (Latin America): "For her outstanding work on super-massive black holes in the centers of galaxies and their associated regions of dense gas, dust, and young stars surrounding them, as well as their role in the evolution of galaxies."
- Molly S. Shoichet (North America): "For her pioneering work on advanced laser photochemistry for creating 3D patterns in hydrogels that enable regeneration of nerve tissue."
2015 International Rising Talents
Established in 2015, the International Rising Talent Grants are awarded annually to 15 PhD students and post-doctoratal Fellows. Fellows are chosen from among the winners of the 236 fellowships awarded locally by L’Oréal subsidiaries and UNESCO around the world, to give additional support at the international level to promising young women researchers. They replace the former International Fellowships. The 2015 International Rising Talents are:
- Nourtan Abdeltawab, Egypt Immunogenetics of Infectious Diseases
- Carolina Andrade, Brazil Medicinal Chemistry
- Aurore Avarguès-Weber, France Cognitive Neurosciences
- Yoke-Fun Chan/Chan Yoke-Fun, (Chan is the surname) Malaysia Molecular virology
- Vanessa D’Costa, Canada Immunogenetics of Infectious Diseases
- Kathryn Holt, Australia Pathogen Genomic Epidemiology
- Matilde Jiménez Coello, Mexico Infectious Diseases
- Adriana Marais, South Africa Physics, Quantum Biology
- Signe Normand, Denmark Plant Ecology, Macroecology, Biogeography
- Eva M. Pellicer, Spain Materials Science, Nanotechnology
- Trần Hà Liên Phương, Vietnam Pharmaceutical sciences
- Bhama Ramkhelawon, United States Medicine (diabetes and obesity)
- Sanaa Sharafeddine, Lebanon Computer and Communications Engineering
- Mary Stoddard, United States Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Ornithology
- Ariela Vergara Jaque, Chile Computational Structural Biology
- Emmanuelle Charpentier Germany, molecular biology – human genome
- Jennifer Doudna United States, molecular biology – human genome
- Quarraisha Abdool Karim South Africa, prevention and treatment of HIV
- Chen Hualan China, biology of the bird flu virus and vaccine
- Andrea Gamarnik Argentina, Molecular virology (mosquito-borne viruses and Dengue Fever).
2016 International Rising Talents
The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme established the International Rising Talent Grants, awarded annually to 15 PhD students and post-doctoral Fellows who are chosen among the former winners of the 236 fellowships awarded locally by L’Oréal subsidiaries and UNESCO around the world. The goal is to support promising women researchers and give them more visibility so that, through the awards, these young scientists can achieve the increased recognition that their talent deserve, but dod not always receive, both within their country and by their peers. International Rising Talents are chosen from countries in each world region, Africa & Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America. The 2016 L'Oréal-UNESCO International Rising Talents are:
Technology and engineering: innovations that could change the face of medicine
- Dr. Eszter Farkas Department of Medical Physics and Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, Group of Experimental Neuroimaging, University of Szeged; Biological Sciences; Hungary
- Prof. Jasmeen Merzaban King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST); Biological Sciences; Saudi Arabia
- Dr. Yilun Ying Department of Chemistry, Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials, East China University of Science and Technology; Chemistry; China
- Dr. Elisa Orth Department of Chemistry- Post-Graduate Program in Chemistry, Catalysis and Kinetic Laboratory, Federal University of Paraná; Chemistry; Brazil
Physical sciences: a profound impact on our world
- Dr. Dorthe Ravnsbæk Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark; Chemistry; Denmark
- Dr. Sabrina Stierwalt University of Virginia; Astronomical and space sciences; United States
The study of galaxy mergers with implications for a new understanding of how galaxies evolve
- Dr. Maria Del Rocio Vega Frutis Plant and soil ecology Laboratory; Biological sciences; Mexico
Life and environmental sciences: critical issues for the future of our planet
- Dr. Ira Didenkulova Laboratory for Modelling of natural and technological hazard, Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n. a. R.E. Alekseev; Physics; Russian Federation
- Dr. Anaïs Orsi Laboratoire des sciences du climat et de l’environnement, Commissariat à l’énergie atomique; Earth sciences; France
- Dr. Habiba Alsafar Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research; Medical engineering; United Arab Emirates
Solutions in health sciences through modern medicine
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