10.11.2010 -

L’OREAL-UNESCO awarded 10 fellowships to the young women in science

On the World Science Day for Peace and Development, celebrated every year on November 10, 10 young women in science were awarded with the L’Oreal-UNESCO national fellowships “For Women in Science”. The award ceremony was held in Balchug-Kempinsky Hotel. The partners in the Competition-2010 were L’OREAL Russia, Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, UNESCO Moscow Office and Russian Academy of Sciences.

Russian national L’OREAL-UNESCO fellowships “For Women in Science” were awarded for the fourth time. Applicants for the national fellowships were women in science below 35 years old, holding Ph.D and working in Russian scientific research institutes. More than 400 applications from different Russian cities were received in 2010. The Jury selected 10 research works basing on scientific merits of the applicant, advantages and feasibility of project implementation and applicant’s intention to continue her research work in Russia. As a result 10 young women in science were awarded with L’OREAL-UNESCO national fellowships:

  • Anastasia Bochenkova (Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University, Moscow, associate professor);
  • Natalia Kryzhanoskaya (Saint Petersburg Academic University – Nanotechnology Centre for Research and Education, Saint Petersburg, researcher);
  • Natalia Lebedeva (Institute of Chemical Biology and fundamental Medicine, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, researcher);
  • Ekaterina Lyukmanova (Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, senior researcher);
  • Oksana Maksimenko (Institute of Gene Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, senior researcher);
  • Ekaterina Obraztsova (Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, researcher);
  • Eugenia Peresypkina (Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, senior researcher);
  • Svetlana Raevskaya (Physics  Department,  Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, assistant professor);
  • Svetlana Tamkovich (Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, researcher);
  • Elena Khlestkina (Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, senior researcher).

35 young women in science have received the national L’Oreal-UNESCO fellowship during the last four years. The international fellowship “For Women in Science” will be awarded to a Russian scientist Tatiana Lopatina in 2011. In 2007 the international L’Oreal-UNESCO award was given to prof. Tatiana Birshtein. In 2009 two winners of the L’Oreal-UNESCO award were given Nobel prizes for their scientific work.

The UNESCO Moscow Office congratulates the fellowship winners and whishes them success in their research work!


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