Chemists receive prize for women in science

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Early-career women scientists from developing countries honoured for research into the medicinal properties of natural compounds

Five chemists were honored on 15 February with Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, each for research that looks to nature for ways to address cancer, malaria and other medical problems.

The winning researchers, representing five regions of the developing world, are from Indonesia, Jamaica, Nigeria, Uzbekistan and Yemen. The prizes are awarded by The Elsevier Foundation, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and TWAS with the aim of building scientific strength and advancing scientific knowledge in developing countries. The winners will receive their awards during a ceremony at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Read more on The World Academy of Sciences.