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Ghanaian female scientist receives international award for research

Dr Priscilla Mante from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana was one of 15 International Rising Talents and the only African award recipient

Since 1998, the L’Oréal Foundation (www.FondationLOreal.com/en), in partnership with UNESCO, has worked to improve the representation of women in scientific careers, remaining strong in our conviction that the world needs science, and science needs women. In its first 21 years, the For Women in Science programme supported and raised the…

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8th l’Oréal-UNESCO for women in science regional programme honours young scientists from across Africa

Since 1998, the L’Oréal Corporate Foundation and UNESCO have been committed to women in science and to increasing the number of women working in scientific research

The 2017 edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa ceremony celebrated 14 young female scientists. As part of the programme launched in 2010, female scientists from across Sub-Saharan Africa were honoured for their work and impact in the scientific field. Their fields of research vary across different…

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    • Dr Stephanie Fanucchi, post-doctoral fellowship recipient for the 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Programme (3)
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Young South African Scientist Recognised at the 19th Edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Awards

Dr Fanucchi was one of two post-doctoral fellowship recipients for the 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Programme

Last night, the 19th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science (www.ForWomenInScience.com) Awards International Rising Talent gala dinner took place in Paris. Dr Stephanie Fanucchi was one of 15 young female scientists recognised for her innovative research in cancer and autoimmune diseases. THE INTERNATIONAL RISING TALENTS The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women…

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    • L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2016 fellows with (Front row from left) Dr Phil Mjwara, Director General: Department of Science of Technology, Dr Madhvee Madhou, Jury member, Professor Mabel Imbuga, Jury member, Ambassador of France to South Africa, HE Elisabeth Barbier , Sandeep Rai, Managing Director, L’Oreal South Africa, Dr Peggy Oti-Boateng,UNESCO Regional Science Advisor, Coordinator ANSTI, Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, 2016 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Laureate
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The 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Fellowships: Honouring Women in Science

More than 2,500 researchers from 112 countries have been distinguished for their extraordinary discoveries and supported at key moments in their careers

For the past 18 years, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science (http://www.ForWomenInScience.com) programme has encouraged, promoted and honoured women scientists all over the world. More than 2,500 researchers from 112 countries have been distinguished for their extraordinary discoveries and supported at key moments in their careers. Impacting the lives of people…

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    • From left: Michele Verschoore, Medical Director, L’Oreal Research & Innovation; Alice Laurent General Manager: Research & Innovation, Sub-Saharan Africa
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South African Dermatologist awarded L’Oréal African Hair & Skin Research Grant

Dr Willem Visser, Head of Dermatology, Stellenbosch University has been awarded the L’Oréal African Hair & Skin research grant for his research on Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)

Dr Willem Visser, Head of Dermatology, Stellenbosch University has been awarded the L’Oréal African Hair & Skin (www.LOreal.co.za) research grant for his research on Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) (www.AfricaDerm.com). The award is open to all dermatologists and African PhD students specialising in the science of skin and hair. Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)…

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L’Oréal Accelerates Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa Thanks to New Research & Innovation Center

It hosts product development, evaluation and advanced research teams and will employ scientists from the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, physiology, cosmetology and biochemistry

L’Oréal (www.LOreal.com) inaugurated today its new Research & Innovation Center to study African hair and skin specificities as well as the beauty routines and expectations of sub-Saharan consumers. The Research & Innovation Center in South Africa is the Group’s 7th R&I hub globally. It hosts product development, evaluation and advanced research…

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The L’Oréal Foundation in Partnership with UNESCO Launches a Manifesto to Promote the Role of Women in Science

Because women in science have the power To change the world

Five leading women scientists and 15 promising young researchers were honoured yesterday at the 18th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Ceremony at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO and Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO of L’Oréal and Chairman of the…

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    • Professor Abdool Karim’s research has empowered women to help prevent HIV infection in Africa
    • Thanks to Professor Hualan CHEN's research, the world has been protected from pandemics through innovative vaccines
    • Professor Gamarnik’s research has the potential to control the spread of the disease
    • The gene editing technology developed by Professor Charpentier has the power to “rewrite” DNA
    • The gene editing technology developed by Professor Doudna has the power to “rewrite” DNA
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The 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards: Honouring Women in Science Who Have the Power to Change the World

On March 24th2016, the international scientific community will gather for the 18th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards

On March 24th2016, the international scientific community will gather for the 18th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards (http://www.fwis.fr), to celebrate 5 exceptional women scientists and their groundbreaking work, as well as 15 promising young researchers. In the face of unprecedented global challenges, from climate change to…

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L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa 2015 program honours Africa’s female scientists

12 female scientists from across Sub-Saharan Africa have been honoured for their work and impact in the scientific field

Science knows no boundaries, and that includes gender as well as age. African women have once again displayed inventiveness and excellence when it comes to the sciences. The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO are proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Fellowships…