Friday, March 07, 2008

L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Fellowships

In addition to the Awards for Women in Science, L'Oreal-UNESCO awarded fifteen young women Fellowships for Women in Science. These are scientists to watch for in the future. The awardees are listed below. I've linked to additional information about the winners, if I could find any.


  • Yonelle Dea MOUKOUMBI (Gabon). Student. Agronomy: genetic diversity and development of new varieties of rice (Nerica) that grow in African lowlands. Host institution: Africa Rice Centre, Cotonou, Benin
  • Maria Joao RODRIGUES (Mozambique). Marine biology: evaluation of the impact of diseases on coral communities of the Western Indian Ocean. Host institutions: ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Australia; Institute of Marine Science, Zanzibar, Tanzania; Wildlife Conservation Society, Kenya
  • Hanneline Adri SMIT (South Africa). Comparative phylogeography: exploration of historical factors which may have shaped current biodiversity in two neighboring regions of South Africa. Host institution: University of California, Berkeley, USA
Latin America - Caribbean
  • Carolina TROCHINE (translated) (Argentina). Ecology: study of the effects of nitrogen and phosphorus on lake ecosystems in Argentina. Host institution: Natural Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Andrea VON GROLL (translated) (Brazil). Microbiology: identification of certain strains of Mycobactérium tuberculosis particularly virulent in a region of Brazil. Host institution: Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Lina Maria SAAVEDRA DIAZ (Colombia). Conservation ecology: management and conservation of local coastal fisheries in Colombia. Host institution: University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA
Asia - Pacific:
  • Made Tri Ari Penia KRESNOWATI (Indonesia). Bioprocess technology: conception of a bioreactor prototype for the production of stem cells. Host institution: Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Naranjargal DASHDORJ (Mongolia). Neuroscience: study by IRM of the interaction of different areas of the brain during the processing of emotional information in both healthy and depressed patients. Host institution: School of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Susanna PHOBOO (Nepal). Ecophysiology: study of the ecology and physiology of Chiraito, a medicinal plant in Nepal. Host institution: Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Arab States:
  • Jamillah ZAMOON (Kuwait). Structural biology: characterization of a protein with healing properties that is produced by catfish. Host institution: Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago, USA
  • Magda BOU DAGHER KHARRAT (Lebanon). Environmental sciences: evaluation of the ecological and genetic diversity of Lebanese flora. Host institution: University of Paris Sud XI, France
  • Hakima AMJRES (Morocco). Microbiology: characterization of sugar-producing bacteria found in hot springs and areas of high salt concentration. Host institution: University of Agronomic Sciences, Gembloux, Belgium
Europe - North America:
  • Federica MIGLIARDO (translated) (Italy). Biophysics: study of the bioprotective mechanisms developed by organisms in extreme conditions (pressure, salt, temperature, acidity). Host institution: Laboratory of dynamics and structure of molecular materials, University of Lille I, France
  • Alma TOSTMANN (translated) (The Netherlands). Biomedical science: study of type 2 diabetes on the effectiveness of tuberculosis treatment in Tanzanian patients. Host institution: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, Tanzania
  • Maja ZAGMAJSTER (Slovenia). Conservation biology: analysis of the unique animal species found in the underground habitats of the Dinaric Alps in the Balkans. Host institutions: University of Florida, Gainesville, and American University, Washington, DC, USA


Anonymous said...

And, of course, the Italian lady works outside of Italy...why am I not surprised?

BTW, this is my first time passing by this blog, I just wanted to let you know - I think it is interesting and well-written. Way to go!