UNESCO announces winners of the UNESCO-Equatorial Equality in Life Sciences Award UNESCO

Director-General Irina Bokova has announced the winners of the UNESCO-Equatorial Life Science Research Award for 2017, Whose awards ceremony will take place on December 4 at the Grand Hotel Djibloho.

The winners of the awards are:

-Agricultural Research Organization (Volcani Center, Israel). The institute has successfully developed cutting-edge innovations and methodologies in agricultural research with practical applications, as well as capacity-building programs to promote food security in arid, semi-arid and desert environments, advancing human well-being.

-Rui Luis Goncalves dos Reis (University of Minho, Portugal) for his outstanding contributions to the development and engineering of natural biomaterials and their biomedical applications, including tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, stem cells and drug delivery, which have potential To improve human health.

Ivan Antonio Izquierdo (Institute of Biomedical Research, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), for his discoveries in the mechanisms of memory processes, including consolidation and recovery and their clinical applications in aging, psychological disorders And neurodegenerative diseases that lead to the promotion of the quality of human life.

Recommendations for award winners were made by an international jury of recognized life science experts, including:

Prof. Wagida Anwar, Director of the Center for Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Genomics at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt;

Prof. Indrani Karunasagar, Director of UNESCO MIRCEN for Marine Biotechnology, Mangalore, India;

Dr. Constantinos Phanis, Specialist in Biological and Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus;

Prof. Vincent Titanji, Honorary Dean and Former Rector, Biotechnology Unit, University of Buea, Cameroon; Y

Prof. Pathmanathan Umaharan, Director, Cocoa Research Center, University of the West Indies, Trinidad.

Each of the three winners will receive a statue made by the artist Leandro Mbomio Nsue, a diploma and a check for 100,000 dollars.

The UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea Life Sciences Research Award rewards outstanding scientific research projects from individuals, institutions or other entities working in the life sciences that have led to an improvement in the quality of human life. This is the fourth time it has been awarded.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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