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Three Scientists Win Intíl Awards For Research In Life Sciences
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Professor Hossein Baharvand of Iran

 

 

 

 

Three Scientists Win Int’l Awards For Research In Life Sciences

MONROVIA, September 19 (LINA) -The Second Edition of the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences has been awarded to the three winners in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

During the occasion, prizes were awarded to a biologist, a soil scientist and a research institute on tropical diseases.

UNESCO says the selection of these laureates reflects its priority to promote health and human development through science.

According to a dispatch,  the winners are Professor Hossein Baharvand of Iran; a Professor of Stem Cell and Development Biology at the Royan Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Technology and the Head of the Department of Developmental Biology at the University of Science and Culture.

In 2003, Professor Baharvand developed the first mouse and human induced pluripotent stem cells in Iran and has contributed immensely to the development of stem cell resource and translational research and regenerative medicine.

The second winner was Professor Andre Bationo of Burkina Faso. Professor Bationo is a Soil Scientist and President of Action for Integrated Development.

He specializes in soil chemistry, soil fertility, agricultural production, environmental issues and natural resource management.

He has contributed to improving agriculture in Africa through his outstanding fundamental and translational research in soil fertility management.

The third winner was the Instituto de Medicina Tropical von Humboldt (IMT) at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. The Institute was founded in 1968 with the mission of promoting education and research on the most prevalent tropical diseases in Peru.

The Institute has performed high quality research and contributed to controlling diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, leishmaniasis, leptospirosis, HIV-AIDS and others.

UNESCO Director General  Irina Bokova paid special tribute to the significant value of the work and contribution of the long scientific efforts each recipient puts in their respective research to give humanity a better life.

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who opened the ceremony, said the sponsorship of the award was significant in opening new grounds for research into new technology which are important to save lives.

At the same time, President Mbasogo has announced that his government would make a US$2 million donation to the World Health Organization (WHO) to fight Ebola.

Each of the three laureates received a cheque for $100,000.

LINA GDJ/TSS/PTK

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