09.09.2016 - Natural Sciences Sector

2016 Green Chemistry for Life research grants

© UNESCO Ceremony of the 2016 Green Chemistry for Life grants

At its third meeting on 19-20 May 2016, PhosAgro/UNESCO/IUPAC International Jury for Green Chemistry recommended to award research grants in green chemistry to six innovative research projects proposed by young promising scientists having PhD degree and originating from Africa, the Arab States, Asia and Pacific, Latin America and Europe. The award-giving ceremony was held during the 6th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry in Venice, Italy, 4-8 September 2016.

The awardees together with prominent scientists and many other young researchers took then part in depth discussion at PhosAgro/UNESCO/IUPAC Symposium on “Green Chemistry for Sustainable growth: Challenges and Returns”. The 2016 Green Chemistry for Life research grants were awarded to:

Dr Wycliffe C. Wanyonyi
University of Kabianga, School of Science & Technology, Kericho- Kenya
for project Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Feathers using a Newly Isolated thermo-stable Alkaline Protease for the Formulation of Animal Feeds

He received his award from Prof J. Corish (on the right), Chair of the Jury (Ireland) and Prof P. Tundo, Chairman of Organizing Committee of the 6th IUPAC Conference (Italy).
Dr Enrico Ravera Enrico
Consorzio Interuniversitario Risonanze Magnetiche di Metallo Proteine, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
for the project “Remediation of contaminated water by very efficient bionanocatalysts (ReCoVer)”

He received his award from Dr A. Guryev, the Chief Executive Officer, PhosAgro, (Russia)

Dr Ignacio Carrera
Laboratorio de Biocatálisis y Biotransformaciones, Universidad de la República Montevideo, Uruguay
for the project “Mononuclear non-heme iron oxygenases as biocatalysts for green C-H amination reactions”

He received his award from Prof N. Tarasova, Prsident, IUPAC, Russia

Dr Ahmed Shebl Elsayed Sayed Ahmed
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt,
for the project “Eco-friendly synthetic route of nanofertilizers”

He received his award from Prof N. Moreau; Member of the Scientific Board of UNESCO International Basic Sciences Programme (France)

Dr Alsu Akhmetshina
Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
for the project “Green separation: the novel acid gases separation membranes designed using poly(ionic liquids)”

She received her award from Dr R. Murenzy, Director, Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building, UNESCO,  who was representing Dr F; Schlegel, Assistant Director General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO
Dr Muhammad Ismail
Karokaram International University; Gilgit, Pakistan,
for the project “Safe and Eco-Friendly Green Botanical Pesticides for Sustainable Development in Agriculture”.
Dr M. Ismail was not able to attend the ceremony.

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