2017 International Rising Talents
For many years, the L’Oréal UNESCO For Women in Science programme has recognized the importance of highlighting and supporting the achievements of younger women who are in the early stages of their scientific careers, in addition to honoring distinguished women scientists. In 2014, the L’Oréal-UNESCO programme has established the International Rising Talent Grants, awarded annually to 15 PhD students and post-doctoral Fellows.
These young researchers, who are chosen among the former winners of the 250 fellowships awarded locally by L’Oréal subsidiaries and UNESCO around the world, are indeed the future of science. From the outset it was clear that through the awards, these young scientists achieved the increased recognition that their talent deserved, but did not always receive, both within their country and by their peers. These young women have the power to change to world and recognition will help ensure they reach their full potential.
International Rising Talents are chosen from countries in each world region, Africa & Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America.
These scientists will be recognized at the first annual International Rising Talents Gala on March 21st, to celebrate their work in the following 5 categories:
Watching the brain at work
Doctor Lorina NACI
In a coma: is the patient conscious or unconscious?
Associate Professor Muireann Irish
Recognizing Alzheimer’s before the first signs appear.
On the road to conceiving new medical treatments
Doctor Hyun Lee
Neurodegenerative diseases: untangling aggregated proteins.
Doctor Nam-Kyung Yu
Republic of Korea
Rett syndrome: neuronal cells come under fire
Doctor Stephanie Fanucchi
Better understanding the immune system.
Doctor Julia Etulain
Better tissue healing.
Finding potential new sources of drugs
Doctor Rym Ben Sallem
New antibiotics are right under our feet.
Doctor Hab Joanna Sulkowska
Unraveling the secrets of entangled proteins.
Getting to the heart of matter
Ms Nazek El-Atab
United Arab Emirates
Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Miniaturizing electronics without losing memory.
Doctor Bilge Demirkoz
Piercing the secrets of cosmic radiation.
Doctor Tamara Elzein
Doctor Ran Long
Unlocking the potential of energy resources with nanochemistry.
Examining the past to shed light on the future – or vice versa
Doctor Fernanda Werneck
Predicting how animal biodiversity will evolve.
Doctor Sam Giles
Taking another look at the evolution of vertebrates thanks to their braincases.
Doctor Ágnes Kóspál
Astronomy and Space Sciences
Looking at the birth of distant suns and planets to better understand the solar system.