UNESCO-L’Oréal Fellowships, 2013
The UNESCO-L’Oréal International Fellowship programme was created in 2000 to encourage promising women who are working in the life sciences at the doctoral or postdoctoral level. Fifteen International Fellows, three from each UNESCO region, are chosen to continue their research in prestigious institutions outside their home country. The Fellows gain important experience and build networks they can share with others on returning home.
Since 2011, the International Special Fellowship '... in the footsteps of Marie Curie' is awarded annually to a former International Fellow who, since receiving her fellowship 10 years ago, has demonstrated excellence and determination in the pursuit of her career in research.
They will receive the UNESCO-L'OREAL International Fellowship and will present their research during a ceremony held on 26 March 2013, at the Observatoire de Paris, France.
International Special Fellowship ‘... in the footsteps of Marie Curie’
Recognizing commitment and achievement at mid-career
UNESCO-L'Oréal International Fellow 2003
L'Oreal-UNESCO Special Fellow 2013
Senior Lecturer and ARC Australian Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne
In the ten years since Devi Stuart-Fox was awarded a UNESCO-L’Oréal For Women in Science International Fellowship, this brilliant evolutionary biologist has made groundbreaking discoveries and numerous contributions to understanding the role that colors play in animal communication.
Devi’s research has a two-fold purpose. The first is studying how and why the diversity of animal colors and behaviors evolved. The second is exploring animal cognition--how the brain reacts to information coming from the senses, such as color, and then commands the body to respond in the appropriate way. Her hope is that her work “will give people a greater appreciation of the wonders and richness of nature”.
UNESCO-L’Oréal International Fellows
Encouraging young scientists
Fifteen 2013 UNESCO-L’Oréal International Fellowships were granted to young women whose promising research projects have a potential impact on human well-being and the environment.
The recipients of Fellowships in 2013 carry out their research in various fields within the life sciences, such as virology, ecology or food science. These passionate young scientists are often motivated by matters touching on local public health or biodiversity protection.
2013 UNESCO-L’Oréal International Fellows:
Postdoctoral researcher in virology; PhD in Biochemistry
Postdoctoral researcher; PhD in Food and Nutrition
Marie Florence NGO NGWE
PhD student in Plant Biotechnology
PhD student in Biological Sciences
PhD Student in Biotechnology
PhD student in Ecology
Agricultural and Environmental Science
PhD student in Agricultural Sciences
Natural Products Chemistry
Lecturer and postdoctoral researcher; PhD in Agricultural Science
Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Postdoctoral researcher in biochemistry and biotechnology; PhD in Chemistry Department of Biotechnology
Postdoctoral researcher, PhD in Computational Biology
Laure EL CHAMY
Researcher and assistant professor in Molecular Biology; PhD in Molecular Biology
Clinician and researcher; PhD in Reproductive Health
Postdoctoral researcher; PhD in Biology
Eucharia OLUCHI NWAICHI
Environment and Toxicology
Lecturer and Postdoctoral researcher; PhD in Biochemistry
Sahwa ADIL NOUREIN
Medical doctor and PhD student in Immunology