UNESCO-L’Oréal International Fellowships, 2014

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.

They will receive the UNESCO-L'OREAL International Fellowship and will present their research on 18 March 2014, at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2014 Awards Ceremony will be held in honor of the five Laureates and fifteen International Fellows on the evening of 19 March 2014 at the Sorbonne in Paris (France).

Encouraging young scientists

Fifteen 2014 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 2014 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.

2014 UNESCO-L’Oréal International Fellows:

Bhama Ramkhelawon
Mauritius
Obesity and diabetes
New York University School of Medicine, USA

Aramide Dolapo O Shingboye
Nigeria
Food science
PhD student; University of Lagos

Gul Shahnaz
Pakistan
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Science
Assistant Professor at Quaid-i-Azam University

Sandra Lopez-Verges
Panama
Virology
Postdoctoral Researcher at Gorgas Memorial Institute of Health Studies

Jingmei Li
Singapore
Human Genetics
Postdoctoral Researcher at Karolinska Institute

Adila Elobeid
Sudan
Medicine
PhD student at Ahfad University for Women

Farah Ouechtati
Tunisia
Neuroscience
Postdoctoral Research at Hédi Raïs Institute of Ophthalmology and Institut Pasteur

Ahu Arslan Yildiz
Turkey
Biotechnology
Postdoctoral Researcher at Middle East Technical University

Emma Gray
South Africa
Ecology
South African Environmental Observation Network

Tania Pozzo
Bolivia
Biotechnology
Postdoctoral Researcher at Technical University of Denmark

Francisca Barake
Chile
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Medical Doctor and PhD student at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Selena Gimenez Ibanez
Spain
Plant Molecular Genetics
Postdoctoral Researcher and the National Centre of Biotechnology

Katalin Czondor
Hungary
Neurobiology
Postdoctoral Researcher at Eötvös Loránd University

Mio Ozawa
Japan
Nutritional Epidemiology
Postdoctoral Researcher at Kyushu University

Alia Shatanawi
Jordan
Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Assistant Professor at The University of Jordan

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