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Eleven Women Scientists Announced as Winners of Elsevier Foundation OWSD 2011 Awards

Outstanding young biologists, chemists, physicists and mathematicians recognized across the developing world

The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) announced today that they are recognizing eleven talented women scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean for their research excellence. The announcement was made at the International Symposium on Women in Science and Engineering (WISE 2011) held in conjunction with the International Year of Chemistry 2011 and hosted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, and Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM) in Kuala Lumpur from September 29-30. Each winner will receive a cash prize of US$5,000.

Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, Minister for Women, Family and Community Development in Malaysia was present at the event.

The winners are:

Region

Subject

Nominee

Country

Institution

Asia

Biological Sciences

BEGUM, Mahfuza

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Agricultural University

 

Phys/Maths

MOHANTA, Rukmani

India

University of Hyderabad

 

Chemical Science

SHAHEEN, Farzana

Pakistan

University of Karachi

Africa

Phys/Maths

ADEMOLA, Janet Ayobami

Nigeria

University of Ibadan

 

Chemical Sciences

OSOWOLE, Aderoju Amoke

Nigeria

University of Ibadan

 

Biological Sciences

EVANS, Denise

S. Africa

University of the Witwatersrand

Arab R.

Chemical Sciences

ISMAIL, Nahla

Egypt

National Research Centre

 

Biological Sciences

TAHTAMOUNI, Lubna

Jordan

The Hashemite University

LAC

Phys/Maths

GONZALEZ SANCHEZ, Maria Magdalena

Mexico

Instituto de Astronomia

 

Biological Sciences

HERMIDA CRUZ, Lisset

Cuba

Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

 

Chemical Sciences

PELLEGRINET, Silvina

Argentina

Universidad Nacional de Rosario

 

To see the press release of the event see HERE.

Article featured in the Times Higher Education magazine: see HERE.

A VIDEO with highlights of the event is available at http://www.youtube.com/user/ElsevierFoundation

For more pictures of the event, see http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.272553666099451.70596.198090020212483&type=1

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