Beijing, June 27th, 2010 The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and TWOWS announced today that they are recognizing twelve talented women scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean for their research excellence. The announcement was made at the Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) 4th General Assembly and International Conference, Women Scientists in a Changing World, hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing from 27-30 June 2010. Each winner will receive a cash prize of US$5,000.
Through a grant from the Elsevier Foundation, the TWOWS Awards for Young Women Scientists were expanded to cover three disciplines in each region Biology, Chemistry, and Physics/Maths. The grant was made as part of The Elsevier Foundation New Scholar's program, which supports programs for women scholars during the early stages of demanding careers in science and technology. After a rigorous review by the four regional TWOWS committees, shortlisted candidates in each discipline were nominated and subsequently ranked by the regional vice presidents and Kaiser Jamil, the current TWOWS president. The twelve winners include:
Asia Biology ZENG, Fanyi China Shanghai Institute of Medical Genetics
Chemistry ORHAN, Ilkay Turkey Dept. of Pharmacognosy, Gazi University
Phys/Maths MAHADEVAN, P. India S,N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
Africa Biology EKWENYE, Uchechi Nigeria Michael Okpara University of Agriculture
Chemistry EZEJIOFOR, N.A. Nigeria Dept. of Pharmacology, Abia State University Teaching Hospital
Phys/Maths STEENKAMP, C.M. S. Africa University of Stellenbosch
Arab R. Biology ABDEL-SALAM, Ghada Egypt National Research Centre
Chemistry ALSAKA, Lilyan Iraq Environmental & Pollution Control Research Centre
Phys/Maths ALI, Sakina F.A. Yemen Dept. of Physics, Sana'a University
Biology AMEZCUA-ALLIERI, M.A.
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