UN to award 4 Arab women for pioneering work in science

Women from Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the UAE will be honoured at the L’Oréal-UNESCO Prize for Women and Science later this month.

The International Rising Talents fellowship will be handed to Tunisia’s Dr Rym Ben Sallem for her research project entitled “the promise of new antibiotics”. Ben Salem was selected from amongst 250 candidates globally who are currently researching their PhD thesis or post-doctoral studies.

Joining Rym will be the UAE’s Nazek El-Atab for her contributions to electrical, electronic and computer engineering; Doctor Tamara Elzein from Lebanon with her advances in material sciences; and Doctor Bilge Demirkoz from Turkey with a speciality in Physics, who are amongst the 15 rising talents to be awarded fellowships..

The women will receive their awards at an event in Paris on 21 March.

As well as the rising talents selected, five exceptional female scientists “laureates” will receive a prize of €100,000 each to honour their contribution and advances in physical sciences, quantum physics and astrophysics on 23 March.

Middle East Monitor

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