International Rising Talents Laureates

The International Rising Talents program rewards the 15 most promising young women scientists across all the countries where our Young Talents program is active. Excelling in varied and important disciplines, these young women represent the future of science.

  • Cristina Romera CASTILLO, Rising talent Laureate 2020
    Cristina Romera CASTILLO
    Young Talent 2020 for EUROPE
    Post-doctorate at the Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography at Institut de Ciències del Mar-CSIC (Spain).

    Biogeochemistry.

    Project title: New ways of biodegradation of marine plastic: light and microbes.

  • ELIZABETH TREMBATH-REICHERT IRT 2020
    Elizabeth TREMBATH-REICHERT
    Young Talent 2020 for NORTH AMERICA
    Assistant Professor at School of Earth and Space Exploration laboratory of Arizona State University (United States).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Hidden depths: uncovering new genetic potential in single-cells recovered from miles beneath the Earth's surface.

  • GEORGINA RUMBIDZAI NYAWO
    Georgina Rumbidzai NYAWO
    Young Talent 2020 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher at the Clinical Mycobacteriology & Epidemiology (CLIME) of Stellenbosch University (South Africa).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: The microbiome, transcriptome, and inferred functional metagenome in tuberculosis.

     


     

  • Huanqian LOH, Rising talent Laureate 2020
    Huanqian LOH
    Young Talent 2020 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Principal investigator of Single Molecule Lab at the Centre for Quantum Technologies of the National University of (Singapore).

    Physics. 

    Project title: Reconfigurable Tweezer Arrays of Ultracold Molecules for Quantum Simulation of Advanced Materials.

  • JENNIFER GARDEN
    Jennifer GARDEN
    Young Talent 2020 for EUROPE
    Doctor at the Material Engineering of University of Edinburgh (United-Kingdom).

    Chemistry.

    Project title: Sustainable Replacements for Conventional Polymers. 

  • Laura Joy BOULOS, Rising talent Laureate 2020
    Laura Joy BOULOS
    Young Talent 2020 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Assistant Professor at the Saint-Joseph University (Lebanon).

    Neuroscience.

    Project title: The brain in a post-war context: from neuroscience to artificial intelligence.

  • MIKYUNG SHIN
    Mikyung SHIN
    Young Talent 2020 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Professor at the Nature-inspired Biomaterial Engineering Laboratory of Nature-inspired Biomaterial Engineering Laboratory of Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), (South Korea).

    Medicine.

    Project title: Development of nature-inspired adhesive micro-formulations for 3D/4D bioprinting.
     

  • Nouf N. A. MAHMOUD, Rising talent Laureate 2020
    Nouf MAHMOUD
    Young Talent 2020 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher at Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology lab-Faculty of Pharmacy-Al-Zaytoonah University of (Jordan).

    Medicine. 

    Project title: Novel nano-dressing material for wound healing: A golden hope for diabetic patients. 

  • Nowsheen GOONOO, Rising Laureate 2020
    Nowsheen GOONOO
    Young Talent 2020 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Doctor in Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Nanotechnology Unit, Centre for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research at University of (Mauritius).

    Materials Science.

    Project title: Assessment of the in vivo (mice model) performance of electro-spun PHBV copolymer or PHBV-natural polymer blends for skin tissue Engineering and bone tissue Engineering. 
     

     

  • Vaneeva Olena, Young Talent 2020, Ukraine
    Olena VANEEVA
    Young Talent 2020 for EUROPE
    Doctor at the department of Mathematical Physics, Institute of Mathematics of NAS of (Ukraine).

    Mathematics. 

    Project title: Equivalence groupoids in symmetry classifications of differential equations.

     

  • PATRICIA MEDEIROS, Young Talent 2020, Bresil
    Patricia MEDEIROS
    Young Talent 2020 for LATIN AMERICA
    Professor at the Laboratory of Biocultural Ecology Conservation and Evolution of Universidade Federal de Alagoas (Brazil).

    Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: Unconventional food plants: theoretical challenges for biocultural conservation.

     

  • PAULA GIRALDO GALLO
    Paula GIRALDO GALLO
    Young Talent 2020 for LATIN AMERICA
    Reseacher in Quatum materials lab at Universidad de los Andes (Colombia).

    Physics.

    Project title: Quantum Criticality and optimization of Material Engineering properties in quasi 1D compounds. 
     

  • Rui BAI, Rising talent Laureate 2020
    Rui BAI
    Young Talent 2020 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher in Structural laboratory of Westlake University (China).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Structures of the fully-assembled spliceosome reveal the molecular mechanism of RNA splicing. 
     

  • Serap ERKEK, Young Talent Europe 2020, Turkey
    Serap ERKEK
    Young Talent 2020 for EUROPE
    Researcher in Epigenomics Cancer at Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center (Turkey).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Identification of the molecular mechanisms linked with the function of epigenetic factors frequently mutated in bladder cancer.
     

  • Vida ENGMANN, Rising talent Laureate 2020
    Vida ENGMANN
    Young Talent 2020 for EUROPE
    Doctor at SDU NanoSYD at the Mads Clausen Institute, Sønderborg at the University of Southern (Denmark)

    Material Engineering.

    Project title: Mechanical stabilization of organic solar cells.

     

     

  • Maria BUZON, Young Talent Laureate 2019
    Maria MOLINA
    Young Talent 2019 for LATIN AMERICA
    Researcher at LIDMA, Advanced Materials Research and Development Lab Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto (Argentina).

    Chemistry.
    Project title: Hydro/micro and nanogels for biomedical applications. 

  • ANA SOFIA VARELA
    Ana Sofia VARELA
    Young Talent 2019 for LATIN AMERICA
    Researcher at the Catalysis Lab of National Autonomous University of (Mexico).

    Chemistry, Electrocatalysis. 
    Project title: Synthesis and characterization of MNC materials as Electrocatalysts for CO2 Electroreduction. 

  • BIOLA MARÍA JAVIERRE MARTINEZ
    Biola María JAVIERRE MARTINEZ
    Young Talent 2019 for EUROPE
    Researcher at 3D Chromatin Organization in Molecular Biological Sciences (United-Kingdom).

    Biological Sciences. 
    Project title: Deciphering novel molecular tagets for therapies aimed at childhood acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. 

  • JACQUELYN CRAGG
    Jacquelyn CRAGG
    Young Talent 2019 for NORTH AMERICA
    Doctor at the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) University of British Columbia (United-Kingdom).

    Medicine. 
    Project title: Anticholinergic medication use in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a re-evaluation of current standards of care and application of machine-based learning.

     

     

  • KIRSTEN JENSEN
    Kirsten JENSEN
    Young Talent 2019 for EUROPE
    Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen (Denmark).

    Chemistry.
    Project title: structural analysis of nanomaterials and the ESRF. 

  • LAURA ELO
    Laura ELO
    Young Talent 2019 for EUROPE
    Research director and professor at Elo Lab, Computational Biomedicine and Medical Bioinformatics Center and at the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University (Finland).

    Biological Sciences. 
    Project title: Computational Biomedicine.

  • MARY JACQUILINE ROMERO
    Mary Jacquiline ROMERO
    Young Talent 2019 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher at Quantum Technology Lab of University of Queensland (Australia).

    Physics. 
    Project title: Knowledge, Ignorance and Security in Higher-Dimensional Quantum Systems. 

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    Menattallah ELSERAFY
    Young Talent 2019 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Professor at the Center for Genomics of Zewail City of Science and Technology (Egypt).

    Biological Sciences.
    Project title: Investigation of cellular mechanisms that protect against ribonucleotides-induced DNA damage and associated diseases. 

  • MIKA NOMOTO
    Mika NOMOTO
    Young Talent 2019 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher at Center for Gene Research of Nagoya University (Japan).

    Biological Sciences.
    Project title: Comprehensive analysis of the signaling network orchestrated by plant immune and environmental signals.

  • NURCAN TUNCBAG
    Nurcan TUNCBAG
    Young Talent 2019 for EUROPE
    Professor of Computational Science and Engineering at Middle East Technical University (Turkey).

    Biological Sciences.
    Project title: Personalized Medicine Guided by Integrative Network Modeling in Cancer. 

  • PRISCILLA KOLIBEA MANTE
    Priscilla Kolibea MANTE
    Young Talent 2019 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Lecturer at Department of Pharmacology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (Ghana).

    Medicine. 
    Project title: Anticonvulsant Activity of Cryptolepine and its Solid-Lipid Nanoparticles in the Management of Neurocysticercosis-Induced Epilepsy.

  • SABA AL HEIALY
    Saba AL HEIALY
    Young Talent 2019 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Professor at Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (United Arab Emirates).

    Medicine.
    Project title: Relation of obesity and immune regulation in asthmatics: crosstalk between adipocytes (fat cells) and T cells.

  • SHERRY AW
    Sherry AW
    Young Talent 2019 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Founder of Sherry Aw lab (Singapore).

    Biological Sciences. 
    Project title: Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration. 

  • URTE NENISKYTE
    Urte NENISKYTE
    Young Talent 2019 for CENTRAL EASTERN EUROPE
    Doctor at the Department of NeuroBiological Sciences and Biophysics at Department of NeuroBiological Sciences and Biophysics Vilnius University (Lithuania).

    Biological Sciences.
    Project title: Lipid scrambling as a signal for synaptic pruning.

  • ZOHRA DHOUAFLI
    Zohra DHOUAFLI
    Young Talent 2019 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher at the Laboratory of aromatic and medicinal plants, Biotechnology Center of Borj Cedria, (Tunisia).

    Biological Sciences.
    Project title: Large scale extraction/purification of a natural molecule exhibiting high anti-Alzheimer effects and its in vivo application. 

  • AGNIESZKA GAJEWICZ
    Agnieszka GAJEWICZ
    Young Talent 2018 for EUROPE
    Researcher at the Center for Health and Environmental Risk Research of (Poland).

    Chemistry. 

    Project title: Development of an ecotoxicity QSAR model for the KAshinhou Tool for Ecotoxicity (KATE) system.

  • AI ING LIM
    Ai Ing LIM
    Young Talent 2018 for EUROPE
    Profossor of Immunity at Universite Paris Diderot Research at Immunity Unity of Inserm (France).

    Medicine.

    Project title: Cytokines control of human innate lymphoid cells development and function.
     

  • ANELA CHOY
    Anela CHOY
    Young Talent 2018 for NORTH AMERICA
    Researcher at Midwater Ecology Laboratory of Mongerey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (USA).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Tracing the Chemical and  Physical Fingerprints of Plastic in Open Ocean Food Webs.
     

  • ANNA KUDRYAVTSEVA
    Anna KUDRYAVTSEVA
    Young Talent 2018 for EUROPE
    Researcher in Molecular Biological Sciences at RU, (Russian Federation).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: The mysteries behind tumour malignancy. 

  • Areej ABUHAMMAD, Young talent Laureate 2018
    Areej ABUHAMMAD
    Young Talent 2018 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Professor of Pharmacology at the University of (Jordan).

    Medicine. 

    Project title: A crystal for a cure. 

  • Danielle TWILLEY, Young Talent Laureate 2018
    Danielle TWILLEY
    Young Talent 2018 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher at the Plant Science Complex Cell Culture Laboratory, University of Pretoria, (South Africa).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Modulation of melanoma metastasis and angiogenesis by a South African plant and its isolated compounds.
     

  • DUYGU SAG
    Duygu SAG
    Young Talent 2018 for EUROPE
    Assistant Professor at Duygu Sag's laboratory, (Turkey).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Metabolic regulation of macrophage polarization in Cancer.
     

  • Hanifa TAHER ALBLOOSHI, Rising Talent Laureate 2018
    Hanifa TAHER ALBLOOSHI
    Young Talent 2018 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Professor assistant at the Masdar Institute/ Part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, (United Arab Emirates).

    Chemical Engineering

    Project title: Lightening the load: next-generation structural materials.
     

  • Hiep NGUYEN, Rising Talent Laureate 2018
    Hiep NGUYEN
    Young Talent 2018 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher about Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at Vietnam International University, (Vietnam).

    Medicine. 

    Project title: Modification of Col-I/Fn on titanium surface using electrochemical deposition method: Its characterization and biocompatibility. 

  • Ibtissem GUEFRACHI
    Young Talent 2018 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Doctor and researcher Biological Sciences and biodiversity at University of Gabes and University of Orsay, (Tunisia).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: NCR symbiotic peptides: From nodulation to antibiotic.
     

  • RADHA BOYA
    Radha BOYA
    Young Talent 2018 for EUROPE
    Professor and researcher In material Science at The University of Manchester, (United Kingdom).

    Physics. 

    Project title: Making tiny pipes for transport and filtration. 

  • RAFAELA SALGADO FERREIRA
    Rafaela SALGADO FERREIRA
    Young Talent 2018 for LATIN AMERICA
    Researcher and principal investigator at the Laboratory of Molecular Modeling and Drug Design, as a part of the Computational Biology group at UFMG (Brazil).

    Chemistry.

    Project title: Rational drug design for neglected diseases - integrating computational and experimental approaches.

  • SELENE LIZBETH FERNANDEZ VALVERDE
    Selene Lizbeth FERNANDEZ VALVERDE
    Young Talent 2018 for LATIN AMERICA
    Independent Investigator at Advanced Genomics Unit, National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity (UGA-LANGEBIO), Cinvestav (Mexico).

    Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: Dissecting eukaryotic lncRNA functional classes and their contribution to the emergence of developmental gene regulatory networks.

  • WEANG KEE HO
    Weang Kee HO
    Young Talent 2018 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher at the Department of Applied Mathematics of University of nottingham Malaysia Campus/Cancer Research (Malaysia).

    Medicine. 

    Project title: Development of breast cancer risk prediction models for asian women. 

  • YUKIKO OGAWA, Rising Talent Laureate 2018
    Yukiko OGAWA
    Young Talent 2018 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Doctor at the Lightweight Metallic Materials Group (Japan).

    Material Engineering.

    Project title: Development of functional magnesium alloy.

  • AGNES KOSPAL
    Agnes KOSPAL
    Young Talent 2017 for EUROPE
    Researcher at the Konkoly Observatory, (Hungary).

    Astronomical and Space Sciences. 

    Project title: Dynamics of circumstellar disks - star and planet formation in the ALMA era. 
     

  • BILGE DEMIRKOZ
    Bilge DEMIRKOZ
    Young Talent 2017 for EUROPE
    Researcher at Experimental Space Radiation and Astro-particle Physics Laboratory of Middle East Technical University, (Turkey).

    Physics. 

    Project title: Studying the effect of space particle-radiation on electronic components. 

  • Fernanda WERNECK, Rising Talent Laureate 2017
    Fernanda WERNECK
    Young Talent 2017 for LATIN AMERICA
    Researcher at the Biological Scientific Collections of National Institute of Amazonian Research (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisa da Amazônia),(Brazil).

    Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: Evolution of genetic diversity and the future of biodiversity at the Amazon-Cerrado ecotone. 

  • Hyun LEE, Rising Talent Laureate 2017
    Hyun LEE
    Young Talent 2017 for EUROPE
    Researcher in molecular Biological Sciences and genetics at Hyman lab, (Germany).

    Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: Understanding the role of self-organizing proteins and RNA in neurodegeneration and aging.
     

  • JOANNA SULKOWSKA
    Joanna SULKOWSKA
    Young Talent 2017 for EUROPE
    Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Biological Systems Modelling of University of Warsaw, Chemistry Department and Centre of New Technologies, (Poland).

    Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: Influence of Knotted Structure on Function of proteins and poteins structure prediction. 
     

  • JULIA ETULAIN
    Julia ETULAIN
    Young Talent 2017 for LATIN AMERICA
    Researcher at the Experimental Thrombosis Laboratory of the Institute of Experimental Medicine. CONICET-National Academy of Medicine, (Argentina).

    Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: Role of Galectin-1 on angiogenesis and inflammation mediated by platelets.
     

  • Lorina NACI, Rising Talent Laureate 2017
    Lorina NACI
    Young Talent 2017 for NORTH AMERICA
    Researcher at Owen laboratory of University of Western Ontario, (Canada).

    Medicine. 

    Project title: Developing neuroimaging-based naturalistic tests for detecting consciousness and communicating with behaviourally non-responsive patients.

  • MUIREANN IRISH
    Muireann IRISH
    Young Talent 2017 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher at FRONTIER research lab of University of New South Wales, (Australia).

    Medicine.

    Project title: Towards a refined characterisation of memory and social cognition impairments in younger-onset dementia syndromes. 

  • NAM-KYUNG YU
    Nam-Kyung YU
    Young Talent 2017 for NORTH AMERICA
    Researcher in Biological Sciences at Yates Laboratory in The Scripps Research Institute, (United States).

    Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: Large-scale proteomic analyses of autism spectrum disorder using patient iPSC-derived neural cells. 
     

  • NAZEK EL-ATAB
    Nazek EL-ATAB
    Young Talent 2017 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher at the Nano-electronics and photonics laboratory, (United Arab Emirates).

    Electrical, Material Engineering and Computer Engineering. 

    Project title: Novel Low Power Non-volatile Charge Trapping Nano-memory Devices.
     

  • RAN LONG
    Ran LONG
    Young Talent 2017 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher at the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science & Technology of China (USTC), (China).

    Chemistry. 

    Project title: Atomic-Precision Design of Catalytic Materials for Harnessing Carbon Resources. 

  • RYM BEN SALLEM
    Rym BEN SALLEM
    Young Talent 2017 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher at the laboratory of Microorganisms and Active Biomolecules ( Sciences Faculty of (Tunis).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Next Generation Soil Metagenomics : innovative Approaches To Antibacterial Drug Discovery (NGSM-NATAD).

  • Sam GILES, Rising Talent Laureate 2017
    Sam GILES
    Young Talent 2017 for EUROPE
    Researcher at the department of earth of Oxford University affiliated with the Friedman Lab, (United Kingdom).

    Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: Endocranial Evolution in Early Osteichthyans.
     

  • STEPHANIE FANUCCHI
    Stephanie FANUCCHI
    Young Talent 2017 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher at the Gene Expression and Biophysics Group of UCT/CSIR, (South Africa).

    Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: Deciphering the roles of non coding RNAs in immune gene regulation. 
     

  • TAMARA ELZEIN
    Tamara ELZEIN
    Young Talent 2017 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Resercher at the Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission, National Council for Scientific Research, (Lebanon).

    Materials Science. 

    Project title: Innovative Functional Materials for Radio- Decontamination and Radioactive Dosimetry.
     

  • ANAIS ORSI
    Anais ORSI
    Young Talent 2016 for EUROPE
    Researcher at the environnemental and climate science research laboratory - (France).

    Earth Sciences. 

    Project title: Temperature reconstruction in Antarctica for the last 1000 years.
     

  • BERNADETA SZEWCZYK
    Bernadeta SZEWCZYK
    Young Talent 2016 for EUROPE
    Researcher in the department of Neurobiology at Poland University, (Poland).

    Medicine. 

    Project title: Mechanisms involved in antidepressant-like effect of zinc.

  • DORTHE RAVNSBAEK
    Dorthe RAVNSBAEK
    Young Talent 2016 for EUROPE
    Researcher in Nanotechnology at University of Southern (Denmark).

    Chemistry. 

    Project title: Novel materials for future generation batteries.

  • Elena TUCKER, Rising Talent Laureate 2016
    Elena TUCKER
    Young Talent 2016 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher at Molecular Development Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, (Australia).

    Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: Investigating the Genetic Basis of Premature Ovarian Insufficiency.
     

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    Elisa ORTH
    Young Talent 2016 for LATIN AMERICA
    Researcher at the Chemistry of Materials Laboratory of Federal University of Paraná, (Brazil).

    Chemistry. 

    Project title: Chemical modification of graphene and graphene oxide: development of novel new multifunctional nanocomposites. 

  • ESZTER FARKAS
    Eszter FARKAS
    Young Talent 2016 for EUROPE
    Researcher at the Group of Experimental Neuroimaging in University of Szeged, (Hungary).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Experimental imaging of spreading depolarization in cerebral ischemia.
     

  • HABIBA ALSAFAR
    Habiba ALSAFAR
    Young Talent 2016 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher in genetics in United Arab Emirates university, (United Arab Emirates).

    Medicine. 

    Project title: Identification of genetic and environmental risk factors associated with obesity and diabetic etiology heart disease.
     

  • Hiba HAJJ, Rising Talent Laureate 2016
    Hiba HAJJ
    Young Talent 2016 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher at the Internal Medecine of American University of Beirut, (Lebanon).

    Medicine.

    Project title: Novel modalities for the targeted therapy of HTLV-I associated adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma and HHV-8 associated primary effusion lymphoma.

  • Irina DIDENKULOVA, Rising Talent Laureate 2016
    Irina DIDENKULOVA
    Young Talent 2016 for EUROPE
    Senior lecturer, Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, (Russian Federation).

    Physics.

    Project title: Long water waves in fjords: dynamics of the moving shoreline.

  • JASMEEN MERZABAN
    Jasmeen MERZABAN
    Young Talent 2016 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Assistant Professor of experimental medecine at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, (Saudi Arabia).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Research on the migration of stem cells for therapeutic use.
     

  • Maria BUZON, Rising Talent Laureate 2016
    Maria BUZON
    Young Talent 2016 for EUROPE
    Researcher in Infectious Diseases Department at the Autonoma de Barcelona, (Spain).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: New therapeutic strategies to cure HIV. 
     

  • MARIA DEL ROCIO VEGA FRUTIS
    Maria del Rocio VEGA FRUTIS
    Young Talent 2016 for LATIN AMERICA
    Researcher at the Plant and soil ecology laboratory at Jyväskylä University, (Mexico).

    Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: Sex-specific interaction between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and female and male plants of Antennaria dioica in different conditions of temperature.
     

  • RISA MUKAI
    Risa MUKAI
    Young Talent 2016 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Professor at Tokushima Bunri University, (Japan).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: To study the viral etiology of adult T-cell leukemia.
     

  • Sabrina STIERWALT, Rising Talent Laureate 2016
    Sabrina STIERWALT
    Young Talent 2016 for NORTH AMERICA
    Researcher in astronomy at the University of Virginia, (United States).

    Astronomical and Space Sciences. 

    Project title: The Role of Dwarf Galaxy Interactions in the Assembly History of the Universe.
     

  • YILUN YING
    Yilun YING
    Young Talent 2016 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher at the Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials at East China University of Science and Technology, (China).

    Chemistry. 

    Project title: Direct Single-Nucleotide Discrimination by Using Nanopore Techniques.

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    Phuong Ha-Lien TRAN
    Young Talent 2015 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering Department, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, (Vietnam).

    Life Sciences.

    Project title: The development of fucoidan-based polymeric micelles for cancer treatment and diagnostic.
     

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    Adriana MARAIS
    Young Talent 2015 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Founder of Proudly Human, PhD Student in economy at UCT, (South Africa).

    Physics.

    Project title: The quantum origins of life: A description of the emergence of life from the inanimate matter.

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    Ariela VERGARA JAQUE
    Young Talent 2015 for LATIN AMERICA
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Center for Bioinformatics and Molecular Simulations Universidad de Talca, (Chile).

    Computational Structural Biological Sciences.

    Project title: The exploration of the structural basis of membrane transporter mechanisms through computational methods: one step closer to understanding neuropathological conditions.
     

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    Aurore AVARGUES-WEBER
    Young Talent 2015 for EUROPE
    Researcher , Centre de Recherche sur la Cognition Animale, CNRS, Université Toulouse 3, (France).

    Cognitive Neurosciences. 

    Project title: Cracking the neurobiological mechanisms of visual cognition in a miniature brain.
     

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    Bhama RAMKHELAWON
    Young Talent 2015 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Assistant Professor, Department of surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medecine, Director, Vascular Surgery Research at NYU Langone health, (United States).

    Medicine.

    Project title: Hypoxia sustains low-grade inflammation by inducing Netrin-1 expression in adipose tissue resident macrophages in obesity.
     

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    Carolina ANDRADE
    Young Talent 2015 for LATIN AMERICA
    Laboratory for Molecular Modeling and Drug Design, Universidade Federal de Goias, (Brazil).

    Chemistry. 

    Project title: Multi-target drug discovery for Leishmaniasis using integrated strategies in Medicinal Chemistry.

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    Eva PELLICER
    Young Talent 2015 for EUROPE
    Associate Professor at the Physics Department of UAB, (Spain).

    Materials Science. 

    Project title: Advanced nanoporous materials for high efficient hydrogen production.
     

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    Kathryn HOLT
    Young Talent 2015 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher and Professor of microbiological System Genomics at the Monash University London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medecine, (Australia).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Tackling an emerging drug resistant superbug.
     

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    Mary CASWELL STODDARD
    Young Talent 2015 for NORTH AMERICA
    Assistant Professor, EEB Sensory ecology, evolution and behavior at Princeton University, (United States).

    Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: Avian Eggshell Engineering: Evolutionary Innovations in Color and Structure.
     

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    Matilde JIMENEZ COELLO
    Young Talent 2015 for LATIN AMERICA
    Lecturer/researcher, Centro de Investigaciones Regionales Autonomous University, (Mexico).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: The expression and validation of potential cardiac biomarkers in an animal model infected with Trypano.
     

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    Nourtan ABDELTAWAB
    Young Talent 2015 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Cairo, (Egypt).

    Microbiology. 

    Project title: The pharmacogenetics of Hepatitis C virus new triple therapy in Egypt: Study of the effects of host genetics on the outcomes of the new triple therapy of Hepatitis C virus in the Egyptian population.

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    Sanaa SHARAFEDDINE
    Young Talent 2015 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Lebanese American University, Beirut, (Lebanon).

    Computer and Communications Engineering. 

    Project title: Towards optimized smart grid network design and operation in developing countries.
     

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    Signe NORMAND
    Young Talent 2015 for EUROPE
    Assistant Professor, Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, (Denmark).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Tundra change at the dawn of drone ecology.
     

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    Vanessa D'COSTA
    Young Talent 2015 for NORTH AMERICA
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, University of Toronto, (Canada).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Salmonella Typhimurium Pathogenesis: Characterization of the Role of a Bacterial Effector in the Evasion of Host Innate Immunity.
     

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    Yoke-Fun CHAN
    Young Talent 2015 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Senior lecturer, Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, (Malaysia).

    Virology. 

    Project title: The development of novel therapeutic peptides targeting host autophagy machinery against enterovirus A71 infection.
     

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    Adila ELOBEID
    Young Talent 2014 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD student at School of Medicine, Ahfad University for Women, (Sudan).

    Medicine. 

    Project title: Process of degeneration, in particular the transport of vital substances between the center of the brain cell to its outlying extensions or axons.

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    Ahu Arslan YILDIZ
    Young Talent 2014 for EUROPE
    Postdoctoral Researcher in Material science and biology at Division of Biomedical Engineering, Harvard Medical School, Boston, (United States).

    Biotechnology.

    Project title: She recently harnessed advances in technology to develop highly innovative experimental membrane platforms that mimic cell membranes and the proteins they contain.

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    Alia SHATANAWI
    Young Talent 2014 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Jordan, Amman, (Jordan).

    Pharmacology. 

    Project title: Unravel the molecular mechanisms underlying cardiovascular risk factors in the hope of finding new methods for the early prediction of complications. 

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    Aramide OSHINGBOYE
    Young Talent 2014 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Lecturer at the Department of Botany, University of Lagos, (Nigeria).

    Botany.

    Project title: Research on a particular plant family, the Fabaceae family.

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    Bhama RAMKHELAWON
    Young Talent 2014 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    New York University School of Medicine, (United States).

    Medicine.

    Project title: Her recent work has demonstrated that a molecule present in the body called Netrin-1 plays a pivotal role in maintaining the chronic inflammation.

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    Emma GRAY
    Young Talent 2014 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD student in Ecology, South African Environmental Observation Network, (South Africa).

    Ecology. 

    Project title: Why plant species grow at different rates and what factors limit or promote growth in different environments.

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    Farah OUECHTATI
    Young Talent 2014 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Postdoctoral researcher in Genetics at Hédi Raïs Institute of Ophthalmology, Tunis, (Tunisia).

    Genetics.

    Project title: The genetic basis for certain types of eye diseases and more specifically on a protein which, when under-expressed, is linked to retinal degeneration.

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    Francisca BARAKE
    Young Talent 2014 for LATIN AMERICA
    Medical doctor and Researcher at Faculty of Biological Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, (Chile).

    Molecular Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Research at the specific antibodies involved in NPSLE and precisely how they work together to harm the nervous system.
     

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    Gul SHAHNAZ
    Young Talent 2014 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Assistant Professor in Pharmacology at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, (Pakistan).

    Pharmacology.

    Project title: Inventing a new drug delivery system for Leishmaniasis, a tropical disease transmitted by sand flies that affects 12 million people in over 88 countries.
     

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    Jingmei LI
    Young Talent 2014 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Postdoctoral researcher in Medical science Genome Institute of (Singapore).

    Genetics. 

    Project title: Ascertain which of the weaker genetic factors are associated with particularly aggressive tumors and poorer prognosis. 

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    Katalin CZONDOR
    Young Talent 2014 for EUROPE
    Postdoctoral Researcher in Neurology at Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, Budapest, (Hungary).

    Neuro Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Shed light on the molecular mechanisms underlying brain function.
     

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    Mio OZAWA
    Young Talent 2014 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Postdoctoral researcher in Nutritional Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, (Japan).

    Epidemiology.

    Project title: Demonstrate that modifying diet in mid-life, before symptoms of mild cognitive impairment.

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    Sandra LOPES - VERGES
    Young Talent 2014 for LATIN AMERICA
    Postdoctoral Researcher in Virology at Department of Research in Virology and Biotechnology, Gorgas Memorial Institute of Health Studies, Panama City, (Panama).

    Virology.

    Project title: Study the genomes of these dengue virus and eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) in the hopes of understanding how and why they have become more virulent.

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    Selena GIMENEZ IBANEZ
    Young Talent 2014 for EUROPE
    Postdoctoral Researcher in Plant Pathology at National Centre of Biotechnology, Madrid, (Spain).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying plant immunity.
     

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    Tania POZZO
    Young Talent 2014 for LATIN AMERICA
    Department of Biology Systems, Chemistry of Enzymes, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, (Denmark).

    Botany.

    Project title: Providing sound scientific evidence to support the claim that a combination of probiotic bacteria and prebiotic foods can confer benefits for human health. 

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    Allison LOUTHAN
    Young Talent 2013 for NORTH AMERICA
    PhD student in ecology, University of Wyoming, (United States).

    Ecology.

    Project title: Develop an improved approach to preventing and curing Argentinean hemorrhagic fever, a serious health problem among agricultural workers caused by the Junin virus.

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    Anita TAKURA
    Young Talent 2013 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD student in Agricultural Science at the ACDI/VOCA, ADVANCE project, Accra, (Ghana).

    Agricultural Science.

    Project title: Research in northern Ghana to judge the effectiveness of new farming methods in terms of food productivity.

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    Ariana BARBERA
    Young Talent 2013 for LATIN AMERICA
    Department of Proteomics, Engineering Center genetics and biotechnology, Havana, (Cuba).

    Biotechnology.

    Project title: Determine whether certain peptides can be used to enhance the performance of the immune system’s disease-fighting T-cells.

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    Devi STUART FOX
    Young Talent 2013 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Senior Lecturer and ARC Australian Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, (Australia).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Develop an improved approach to preventing and curing Argentinean hemorrhagic fever.

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    Enkhmaa DAVAASAMBU
    Young Talent 2013 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher au National Center for Maternal and Child Health, Ulaanbaatar, (Mongolia).

    Medicine.

    Project title: Contribute to lowering the mortality rate for women and children during pregnancy and childbirth.
     

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    Eucharia OLUCHI NWAICHI
    Young Talent 2013 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Lecturer and Postdoctoral researcher at University of Port Harcourt, (Nigeria).

    Biochemistry.

    Project title: Assess the suitability of two local plant species for cleaning up polluted land in the Niger Delta so that it can be used for much-needed food crops. 

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    Florencia LINERO
    Young Talent 2013 for LATIN AMERICA
    Postdoctoral researcher in virology, PhD in Biochemistry at Laboratory of Virology, University of Buenos Aires, (Argentina).

    Biochemistry.

    Project title: Determine which types of treatment prior to surgery are the most effective for each type of breast cancer.

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    Kanika MITRA
    Young Talent 2013 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Postdoctoral researcher, PhD in Food and Nutrition at the Institute of Food Science & Technology, Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Dhaka, (Bangladesh).

    Food Science.

    Project title: Focus on preserving the nutrients in the Arum plant during storage. 
     

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    Laure EL CHAMY
    Young Talent 2013 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher and assistant Professor in Molecular Biology at Faculty of Sciences, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, (Lebanon).

    Molecular Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Aims to pinpoint certain of the genes that are activated when the immune system deploys its cascade of responses.
     

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    Lina GALLEGO
    Young Talent 2013 for LATIN AMERICA
    Laboratory, Leloir Institute, Buenos Aires, (Argentina).

    Biological Sciences.

     

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    Marie Florence NGO NGWE
    Young Talent 2013 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Agricultural Research Institute for Development and University of Yaoundé, (Cameroon).

    Botany.

    Project title: Create a seed bank that will preserve the DNA of species against risk of extinction and provide farmers with a source of genetically diverse seeds. 
     

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    Marina FAIELLA
    Young Talent 2013 for EUROPE
    Postdoctoral researcher in biochemistry and biotechnology; PhD in Chemistry at the Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, The (Netherlands).

    Biochemistry.

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    Naima ABATTOUY
    Young Talent 2013 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Postdoctoral researcher, doctor of Biology, Abdelmalek Esaadi University, Faculty of Science, Tetouan, (Morocco).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Study the sand fly carrier in the laboratory and conduct field research in her country to determine the environmental and lifestyle factors that facilitate the spread of the disease.
     

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    Osnat PENN
    Young Talent 2013 for EUROPE
    Postdoctoral researcher, PhD in Computational Biology at the Department of Cell Research and Immunology, TelAviv University, (Israel).

    Computational Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Research to help enable prenatal screening and early diagnosis of autism in children and could one day contribute to creating treatments for the disorder.

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    Sahwa ADIL NOUREIN
    Young Talent 2013 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Medical doctor and PhD student in Immunology at Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, (Sudan).

    Immunology.

    Project title: Determine whether the high incidence of stillbirths in Sudan is directly linked to SLE.

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    Sri FATMAWATI
    Young Talent 2013 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Clinician and researcher; PhD in Reproductive Health at the National Centre for Maternal and Child Health, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, (Indonesia).

    Chemistry of Natural Substances.

    Project title: Contribute to lowering the mortality rate for women and children during pregnancy and childbirth. 


     

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    Aziza Hassan KAMEL
    Young Talent 2012 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, (Egypt).

    Virology.

    Project title: Engaged in a race against time to prepare the world for the next pandemic outbreak of the potentially deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus.

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    Dana BAZZOUN
    Young Talent 2012 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD student in Biology molecular and cellular, Biology department, American University of Beirut, (Lebanon).

    Molecular Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Research on two sets of proteins involved in communication between epithelial cells in breast tissue and their possible role in breast Cancer.
     

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    DORA MEDINA
    Young Talent 2012 for LATIN AMERICA
    PhD in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, (Mexico).

    Bioengineering.

    Project title: Quest to find the perfect bio-engineered material to protect or replace the knee joint, which will lead to a greater comfort and mobility for many patients.

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    Elsa VAN DEEL
    Young Talent 2012 for EUROPE
    PhD in Cardiology and Molecular Genetics, Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The (Netherlands).

    Molecular Genetics. 

    Project title: Investigate the causes of hereditary heart disease by looking at the multiple roles of a single protein, fibulin-4, using a diversity of disciplines to unravel the mysteries of this disorder.
     

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    Emna HARIGUA
    Young Talent 2012 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD student in Molecular Biology, Pasteur Institute, Tunis, (Tunisia).

    Molecular Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Focus on leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease caused by microscopic protozoa carried by the sand fly.
     

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    GIOMAR HELENA BORRERO PÉREZ
    Young Talent 2012 for LATIN AMERICA
    PhD in Biology, Colombian Marine Natural History Museum, Marine and Coastal Research Institute, Santa Marta, (Colombia).

    Marine Biology.

    Project title: Focus on the genetics and ecology of marine invertebrates in the Caribbean Sea.

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    Gladys KAHAKA
    Young Talent 2012 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Professor of biochemistry and biotechnology, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of (Namibia).

    Biotechnology. 

    Project title: Focus on preserving the rich biological resources of her country.

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    Jiban Jyoti PANDA
    Young Talent 2012 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher at the Institute of Nano Science and Technology of India, Punjab, (India).

    Biotechnology.

    Projet title: Designed peptides as model selfassembling nanosystems characterization and potential applications in cancer drug delivery.

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    Johannie SPAAN
    Young Talent 2012 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD student in Zoology/Ecology, University of Pretoria, (South Africa).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Capturing and tracking 200 African buffalo to study the impact of treating parasitic worm infestations on the animals’ capacity to resist disease.
     

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    Kathrin BARBOZA
    Young Talent 2012 for LATIN AMERICA
    PhD student at National Museum of Natural Science of Madrid, (Spain).

    Biology.

    Project title: Help to increase understanding of the way bat species use different habitats by comparing their populations in the cities of Madrid, Spain, and Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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    Mounira HMANI - AIFA
    Young Talent 2012 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Associate Professor in Human Molecular Genetics at the Faculty of Sciences, and Scientific Researcher at the Centre of Biotechnology, Sfax, (Tunisia).

    Medicine.

    Project title: Investigating an interesting lead turned up by her research concerning a possible link between one of the genes she discovered and
    glaucoma.

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    Naama GEVA-ZATORSKY
    Young Talent 2012 for EUROPE
    Principal Investigator at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, (Israel).

    Molecular Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: Exploring the medical potential of a microscopic ecosystem that every one of us harbours inside our bodies: the intestinal microflora.
     

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    Patricia NG
    Young Talent 2012 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Reasearch fellow at Singapore Immunology Network, (Singapore).

    Biology.

    Project title: Better understanding of antibody structure, for more effective treatments for the most important infectious diseases.

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    Peggoty MUTAI
    Young Talent 2012 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Lecturer at the department of pharmacology at University of Nairobi, (Kenya).

    Chemistry.

    Project title: To exploit the untapped potential of local plants to find new treatments for parasitic worms responsible for the ill-Health Sciences of millions of people in the developing  world.
     

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    Sidrotun NAIM
    Young Talent 2012 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Rechercher and Policy Analyst at Indonesia Strategic Institute, West Java, (Indonesia).

    Virology.

    Project title: Use molecular biology techniques to investigate the structure and function of IMNV’s genetic makeup.

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    Vita MAJCE
    Young Talent 2012 for EUROPE
    Molecular Microbiology and Chemistry PhD in Chemistry, University of Ljubljana, (Slovenia).

    Molecular Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Take on the challenge of drug resistance in bacteria.

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    Zoe HILTON
    Young Talent 2012 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Research at Cawthron Institute, (New Zealand).

    Biological sciences.

    Project title: Gain a better understanding of the flat oyster parental environment and particularly the nutrition it provides, to eventually recreate the nursery conditions.
     

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    Alejandra JARAMILLO GUTIERREZ
    Young Talent 2011 for LATIN AMERICA
    PhD student in Parasitology, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, (United States).

    Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: Parasite - mediate selection on host genetic diversity.
     

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    Andia CHAVES FONNEGRA
    Young Talent 2011 for LATIN AMERICA
    PhD student in Marine biology, NOVA University Southeastern, Florida, (United States).

    Marine Biology.

    Project title: Can pollution and climate change drive excavating sponge populations to overpower coral reefs?

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    Fadzai ZENGEYA
    Young Talent 2011 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD student in Agriculture, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Scottsville, (South Africa).

    Agricultural Science. 

    Project title: Understanding the spatial distribution of cattle and the African buffalo at the livestock, wildlife interface using GPS and satellite data.
     

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    Germaine MINOUNGOU
    Young Talent 2011 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Research Center for Animal Hygiene and Food Safety, University of Obihiro, Hokkaido, (Japan).

    Veterinary Medicine. 

    Project title: Study and characterization of Newcastle Disease viruses affecting poultry in Burkina Faso.
     

     

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    Hagar GELBARD SAGIV
    Young Talent 2011 for EUROPE
    PhD student in Neurobiology, California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Engineering Division, (United States).

    Neuro Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Seeking a neuronal signature of conscious perception in the human frontal lobe.

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    Isabel CHINCHILLA SOTO
    Young Talent 2011 for LATIN AMERICA
    PhD student in Ecology, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, (United Kingdom).

    Ecology.

    Project title: Carbon dynamics of the dry forest.

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    Justine NZWEUNDJI
    Young Talent 2011 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD student in Biotechnology, University of Florida, Center Tropical Agriculture, Homestead, (United States).

    Biotechnology.

    Project title: Conservation and sustainable management of the African cherry tree (Prunus africana) noted for economic exploitation of its bark.

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    Ladan TEIMOORI TOOLABI
    Young Talent 2011 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Doctor of Medical Biotechnology, Nagasaki University Faculty of Medicine, Japan and University from Swansea, (United Kingdom).

    Medicine.

    Project title: Study of the methylation status of inhibitory factors in colon Cancer.

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    Mais ABSI
    Young Talent 2011 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Doctor in Pharmacology and Research Scientist at King's College London, (United Kingdom).

    Pharmacology. 

    Project title: Understanding the therapeutic effects of Vitamin D3 on the human vasculature.
     

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    Nilufar MAMADALIEVA
    Young Talent 2011 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Doctor in Chemistry of Plants, University of Tuscia, Department of Sciences environmental, Viterbo, (Italy).

    Biochemistry. 

    Project title: Herbal plants of the Lamiaceae family used in Uzbek traditional medicine: in vitro investigation for testing cytotoxic activities of active principles.
     

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    Reyam AL MALIKEY
    Young Talent 2011 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Doctor in Ecology, Queen's University, Faculty studies environmental, Kingston, Ontario, (Canada).

    Ecology.

    Project title: Biochemical assessment of heavy metals in some marshland sites of southern Iraq using GIS.
     

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    Samia FKIH
    Young Talent 2011 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Doctor in Biology, Imperial College London, Faculty of Science Life and Medicine, Silwood Park, Ascot, (United Kingdom).

    Genetics. 

    Project title: Evolutionary mechanisms of invasive species resistance under climate change.
     

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    Tatiana LOPATINA
    Young Talent 2011 for EUROPE
    Doctor in Sciences Organic, Researcher at Fresenius Medical Care, Torino, Piedmont, (Italy).

    Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: RNA role in physiological function of microvesicles secreted by adipose stem cells.
     

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    Triin VAHISALU
    Young Talent 2011 for EUROPE
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Division of Plant Biology, University of Helsinki, (Finland).

    Botany.

    Project title: Molecular mechanisms responsible for plant drought and ozone resistance.

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    Antima GUPTA
    Young Talent 2010 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Department of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck College, University of London, (United Kingdom).

    Bacteriology. 

    Project title: Identify genes related to antibiotic resistance in bacteria causing nosocomial infections.

  • Diana Marcela BOLANOS RODRIGUEZ
    Young Talent 2010 for LATIN AMERICA
    Research Associate, Srivastava lab, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary, Harvard University, (United States).

    Marine Biology.

    Project title: Apply the latest techniques to analyse proteomes.

  • Djoudi ROUKIA
    Young Talent 2010 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Laboratory of Biomolecular and Environmental Chemistry, University of Perpignan, (France).

    Chemistry.

    Project title: Grow cocoa tissue to create more resistant varieties that require fewer chemical treatments.

  • Elisabeth LENDOYE
    Young Talent 2010 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, (France).

    Physiology.

    Project title: Determine the chemical signatures and active molecules of marine organisms to measure the influence of environmental factors.

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    Ghalia BOUBAKER
    Young Talent 2010 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher at Institute of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology, University of Bern, (Switzerland).

    Biology.

    Project title: Develop more efficient materials for articular prostheses.
     

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    Hadeer EL DAKHAKHNI
    Young Talent 2010 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Materials, Strasbourg, France, and National Research Centre, Biomaterials Department, Cairo, (Egypt).

    Molecular Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: Develop a rapid, reliable blood test to distinguish patients who have completely recovered from echinococcosis, a disease caused by tapeworms, from those likely to relapse.
     

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    Irene MARGIOLAKI
    Young Talent 2010 for EUROPE
    ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility), Grenoble, (France).

    Biology.

    Project title: Study the use of wastewater in Aleppo, Syria.

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    Margoth Mitchela MORENO VIGO
    Young Talent 2010 for LATIN AMERICA
    Molecular Biology Center Severo Ochoa, University of Madrid, (Spain).

    Proteomics. 

    Project title: Study polyclad flatworms to better understand regeneration in human tissue and the regulatory mechanisms in the brain and nervous system.

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    María Gabriela GEI
    Young Talent 2010 for LATIN AMERICA
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, (United States).

    Ecology. 

    Project title: Test the contribution of a type of legume to soil regeneration.

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    Maria-Teresa GUARDIOLA - CLARAMONTE
    Young Talent 2010 for EUROPE
    International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Aleppo, Syria, and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, (United Kingdom).

    Structural Biology.

    Project title: Determine the structure of viral proteins capable of fighting emerging viruses in Southeast Europe that cause severe viral haemorrhagic fevers.
     

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    Marissa TEO
    Young Talent 2010 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Cellular and Genetic Therapeutics Center, Baylor University of Medicine, Houston, (United States).

    Immunology. 

    Project title: Work on a clinical trial using cell therapy for a potential treatment for patients with rhinopharyngeal Cancer.

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    Nawal BOUAYNAYNE
    Young Talent 2010 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher at Faculty of Pharmacy, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, (France).

    Chemistry. 

    Project title: Substances, explore the pharmaceutical potential of natural substances extracted from four algae species in the Nador lagoon in northeast Morocco.

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    Solange SOUPI NKEUTCHA
    Young Talent 2010 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Laboratory of Chemistry of Natural Substances, University of Limoges, (France).

    Physiology. 

    Project title: Study muscle cells in order to develop drugs against obesity and diabetes. 

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    Svitlana YABLONSKA
    Young Talent 2010 for EUROPE
    Professor at School of Medicine, Department of Neurobiological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, (United States).

    Biochemistry. 

    Project title: Establish early markers of cervical cancer and identify targets to be used in the development of new drugs. 

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    Yifen TAN
    Young Talent 2010 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Department of Microbiology and Genetics Molecular. Harvard Medical School, (United States).

    Genetics.

    Project title: Develop models to test new drugs against tuberculosis.
     

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    Berta GONZALEZ FRANKERBERGER
    Young Talent 2009 for LATIN AMERICA
    Researcher at the Department of Conductual and Cognitive Neurobiology Neuroscience National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico).

    NeuroBiological Sciences.

    Project title: Development of speech and voice processing in neonates and premature babies.

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    Cecilia GONZALES MARIN
    Young Talent 2009 for LATIN AMERICA
    Clinical Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary at University of London (United Kingdom).

    Microbiology.

    Project title: Use of molecular techniques to study complex microbial communities to determine possible maternal origin of micro-organisms identified in neonatal gastric aspirates.

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    Fina KURREMAN
    Young Talent 2009 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences Leiden University Medical Center (The Netherlands).

    Biomedical Sciences.

    Project title: Functional characterisation & potential application of the novel genetic risk factor TRAF1/C5 in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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    Ishrat BANO
    Young Talent 2009 for CENTRAL ASIA
    Advisor at Harvard University (Pakistan).

    Bionanotechnology.

    project title: Nano-composite materials for bio-chemical applications.

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    Ivana PESIC
    Young Talent 2009 for EUROPE
    Medical Doctor and Ph.D. student in Molecular Medicine University of Nis (Serbia).

    Medicine.

    project title: The human omentum as an immunological tool.

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    Khadijetou LEKWEIRY
    Young Talent 2009 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher at the University of Science and Technology and Medecine (Nouakchott, Mauritania).

    Biological Sciences.

    project title: Contribution to the study of urban malaria in Mauritania.

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    Lydia LYNCH
    Young Talent 2009 for EUROPE
    Lecturer on Medicine, Department of Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (Ireland).
    Immunology

    project title: Urine proteomics in kidney disease and urethral cancer.

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    Mareike POSNER
    Young Talent 2009 for EUROPE
    Research Officer in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry University of Bath (United Kingdom).

    Biochemistry.

    project title: Protein assembly and thermostability of multienzyme complexes.

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    Marie ABBOUD
    Young Talent 2009 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD in Atomic and Quantum Physics at Saint Joseph University Beirut, (Lebanon).

    Atomic and Quantum Physics.

    Project title: Non-invasive optical imagery of biological structures.

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    Nonhlanhla DLAMINI
    Young Talent 2009 for SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
    Researcher at Department of Genetic and Evolution (Anthropology Unit) at the University of Geneva (Swiss).

    Environment.

    project title : African traditional medicine used in the treatment of Kaposi’s sarcoma.

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    Paula VILLAR
    Young Talent 2009 for LATIN AMERICA
    Researcher in Physics at Argentine National Council for Scientif ic and Technical Research (CONICET, Post-Doctoral Researcher) at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina).

    Physics.

    Project title: computing cardiac electromechanical model.

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    Rima AL-BESHARAT
    Young Talent 2009 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Doctoral student in Food Science at the Damascus University (Syria).

     Food Science.

    Project title: Isolation, identification and characterisation of local probiotic strains and optimising their production conditions for use in functional food.

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    Rose Joan MUNISSI
    Young Talent 2009 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Doctoral student in Chemistry University of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania).

    Chemistry.

    project title: Antimicrobial secondary metabolites from cultures of Tanzanian marine-derived fungi. 

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    Shi JINGYI
    Young Talent 2009 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher at Shanghai Institute of Hematology at the Ruijin Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (China).

    Genetics.

    Project title: Aberrant DNA myelocytic of tumour suppressor genes in AML.

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    Yean Yean CHAN
    Young Talent 2009 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Associate Professor at Medical Microbiology University Sains Malaysia Penang, (Malaysia).

    Medicine.

    Project title: Electrochemical DNA hybridisation biosensor system for biological and biomedical applications on self-assembled monolayers (SAMS) modified screen electrodes.

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    Alma TOSTMANN
    Young Talent 2008 for EUROPE
    PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands (Netherlands).

    Biomedical Sciences.

    Project title: investigate whether other TB drugs are affected by type 2 diabetes in the same way as rifampicin

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    Andrea VON GROLL
    Young Talent 2008 for LATIN AMERICA
    PhD Student in Microbiology at the Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande in Brazil and the Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine in Belgium (Brazil).

    Microbiology.

    Project title: Focusing her research on the serious problem of tuberculosis (TB) in Brazil.

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    Carolina TROCHINE
    Young Talent 2008 for LATIN AMERICA
    PhD in Biology and is currently a postdoctoral researcher for the Argentinean Council of Science and Technology (Argentina).

    Ecology. 

    Project title: The fragile ecosystems of shallow lakes are at risk from human activities such as waste disposal (sewage) and agriculture.

     

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    Federica MIGLIARDO
    Young Talent 2008 for EUROPE
    Professor at the University of Messina (Italy).

    Biophysics.

    Project title: focused her research on the interesting biophysical properties
    of a sugar called trehalose.

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    Hakima AMJRES
    Young Talent 2008 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher at University of Granada (Marocco).

    Biotechnology.

    Project title: Investigating the characteristics of bacteria adapted to extreme conditions.

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    Hanneline Adri SMIT
    Young Talent 2008 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD in zoology at Stellenbosch University in South Africa (South Africa).

    Zoology.

    project title: looking into the evolutionary relationships and differences in genetic profiles within African elephant-shrews.

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    Jamillah ZAMOON
    Young Talent 2008 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Assistant professor at the University of Kuwait (Kuwait).

    Biochemistry.

    Project title: decipher the structure of proteins found in a naturally occurring substance that could have important implications for treatment of diabetic patients.

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    Lina SAAVEDRA
    Young Talent 2008 for LATIN AMERICA
    PhD Student in Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science at the University of New Hampshire in the USA ( Colombia ).

    Biology.
    Project title: find ways of conserving the marine environment and replenishing depleted fish populations while still allowing for the sustainable use of some fish species

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    Made Tri Ari Penia
    Young Talent 2008 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    PhD in Bioprocess Technology at Delft University of Technology (Indonesia).

    Bioprocess Technology.

    Project title: design a model prototype bioreactor to grow and multiply stem cells for the production of different types of blood cell for use in transfusion.

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    Magida BOU DAGHER-KHARRAT
    Young Talent 2008 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD in Biological Sciences from the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris./ Biological Sciences lecturer and researcher at Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon (Lebanon).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Creation of a web-based database describing the botanical, ecological and genetic richness of Lebanese flora.

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    Maja ZAGMAJSTER
    Young Talent 2008 for EUROPE
    PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia (Slovenia).

    Conservation Biology.

    Project title: analyze the species distribution and rarity, by focusing on terrestrial troglobionts. 

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    Maria Joao REGO RODRIGUES
    Young Talent 2008 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD in marine biology at James Cook University in Australia ( Mozambique )

    Marine Biology.

    project title: Studying at the impacts of macroalgal blooms on coral recovery from bleaching.

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    Naranjargal DASHDORJ
    Young Talent 2008 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    CEO at Onom Foundation Mongolie (Mongolia).

    NeuroBiological Sciences.

    Project title: study the neurological interaction between different areas of the brain during the processing of emotional information in both healthy and depressed patients.

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    Susanna PHOBOO
    Young Talent 2008 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher at the Qatar University (Nepal).

    Ecophysiology.

    Project title: study both the ecology and physiology of chiraito to enable successful cultivation as an effective means of providing an alternate source of income for the Nepalese villagers.

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    Yonelle Dea MOUKOUMBI
    Young Talent 2008 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD student at the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin (Gabon).

    Genetics.

    Project title: she is studying the genetic diversity of new varieties of lowland rice in Africa.

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    Barno SULTANOVA
    Young Talent 2007 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher at the National Science and Technology Development Agency in Thailand, where she is working on the development of new anti-malarial compounds (Uzbekistan).

    Medicine
    Project title: Her research aims to identify new molecules which can target the enzyme responsible for DNA synthesis in drug-resistant forms of Plasmodium.

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    Chawanee THONGPANCHANG
    Young Talent 2007 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher in cellulose chemistry at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Thailand).

    Biotechnology.

    Project title: The development of a new type of moist wound dressing using bacterial cellulose.

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    Christine OUINSAVI
    Young Talent 2007 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD in Agronomy (Forest Biology) researcher and teaching assistant in the Faculty of Agronomy at the University of Parakou, Benin (Benin).

    Forest biology.

    Project title: focus on the development of strategies to ensure the conservation of forest plant species exploited as an important source of revenue by the rural population of Benin.

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    Fatima ABBAS
    Young Talent 2007 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    MSc in Horticulture, is a researcher at the Commission for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering in Khartoum, Sudan, and is studying for a PhD in molecular biology at the University of Khartoum (Sudan).

    Botany.

    Project title: investigate the potential of the native Sudanese plant, Solanum dubium, as a source of a milk-coagulating enzyme for use in cheese-making.

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    Fenny M. DWIVANY
    Young Talent 2007 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Lecturer and researcher at the Bandung Technology Institute in Indonesia, where she is working on plant genetic engineering (Indonesia).

    Molecular Biological Sciences.

    Project title: develop an alternative method for controlling the ripening of bananas: a problem with important economic implications.

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    Gisella CRUZ GARCIA
    Young Talent 2007 for EUROPE
    Pillar Head on Neglected and Underutilized Species, Nutrition and Gender, in the Sowing Diversity = Harvesting Security Programme, Oxfam Novib (Netherlands).

    Conservation Biology.

    Project title: her research focuses on the biodiversity of paddy rice ecosystems.

  • Irene Emerenziana CHIOLO
    Young Talent 2007 for EUROPE
    Postdoctoral researcher and Assistant Professor at University of Southern California ( Italy ).

    Molecular Biological Sciences.

    project title: She is interested in studying how disruptions in mitosis, the process by which a cell divides, can be responsible for the onset and progression of cancer.

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    Khady Nani DRAME
    Young Talent 2007 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher at Africa Rice Center University of Paris XII Val de Marne (Senegal).

    Botany.
    project title: Her research topic will combine the power of molecular marker technologies with interspecific breeding of the two cultivated rice species.

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    Laura ECHARTE
    Young Talent 2007 for LATIN AMERICA
    Assistant researcher at the National Research Council of Argentina, where she is involved in field experiments in agronomy (Argentina).

    Crop Physiology

    Project title: Her fellowship will be dedicated to the study of agricultural crop management and its effect on soil conservation in Argentina. 

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    Margaret BRIMBLE
    Young Talent 2007 for EAST ASIA PACIFIC
    Chair of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry University of Auckland, Auckland , Founder of the Brimble Group

    For her contribution to the synthesis of complex natural products, especially shellfish toxins. 

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    Mestawet Taye ASFAW
    Young Talent 2007 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    MSc in Animal Science and Production, is a lecturer in animal science at Hawassa University in Ethiopia (Ethiopia).

    Food science.

    Project title: her fellowship period will focus on studying ways to improve the quality of milk
    from Ethiopian goats for the production of cheese.

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    Paola CHANDIA
    Young Talent 2007 for LATIN AMERICA
    PhD in Chemistry, is a postdoctoral researcher at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, where she is working on the synthesis and purification of organic compounds (Chile).

    Chemistry.

    Project title: assess the pharmacological properties of a natural compound originating from a South American plant (Stevia rebaudiana) which is widely used as a natural sweetener

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    Petra KLEPAC
    Young Talent 2007 for EUROPE
    PhD in March 2007 as part of the joint program in Biological oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, (Croatia).

    Epidemiology. 

    Project title: She will study the optimal control of infectious human diseases, focusing on childhood measles.

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    Rhimou BOUHLAL
    Young Talent 2007 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher at University of Bretagne Sud-UBSLBCM - Laboratoire de Biotechnologie et Chimie Marines (Morocco).

    Marine Biology.

    Project title: She is interested in determining the pharmacological potential of plant extracts taken from Morocco seaweeds.

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    Sarrah BEN M'BAREK
    Young Talent 2007 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Reasearcher at Regional Field Crops Research Center of Beja/CRP Wheat Septoria Phenotyping Platform (Tunisia ).

    Botany.

    Project title: develop sustainable disease control methods for the fungal pathogen, Mycosphaerella graminicola, responsible for septoria leaf blotch disease in both bread and durum wheat.

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    Venetia BRIGGS
    Young Talent 2007 for LATIN AMERICA
    PhD Student focusing on the behavioral ecology of frogs, at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA (Belize).

    Ecology.

    Project title: For her research about animal communication and undertaking
    postdoctoral research into the different types of signals used by male red-eyed treefrogs to increase their chances of mating.

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    Andrea MANTESSO
    Young Talent 2006 for LATIN AMERICA
    PhD student in ecology and resource management from the Institute of Ecology, Xalapa, Mexico (Brazil).

    Medicine.

    Project title: investigate the sexual behavior of an Australian fruit fly and its application in the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT)

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    Anita KRISKO
    Young Talent 2006 for EUROPE
    PhD student in population ecology from the University of Paris VI (Croatia).

    Structural biology.
    Project title: studying the influence of global warming on the population dynamics of Emperor penguins in the Antarctic.

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    Diana PEREZ STAPLES
    Young Talent 2006 for LATIN AMERICA
    Lecturer at University of São Paul, (Brazil).

    Ecology. 

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    Dilfuza EGAMBERDIYEVA
    Young Talent 2006 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher at the National University of Uzbekistan, Ecobione R and D, Tashkent (Uzbekista).

    Microbiology.

    Project title: screen the expression of thousands of Leishmania genes and identify those genes showing higher levels of expression in the drug-resistant parasites.

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    Ghada Ahmed Mohamed ABU EL-HEBA
    Young Talent 2006 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD in microbiology at the National Institute of Scientific and Technological Research in Borj Cedria, Tunisia (Egypt).

    Biochemistry.

    Project title: Her research focuses on the identification of different species of fungi found on grapes in Tunisian vineyards and which secrete a toxic by-product that can cause kidney damage in humans.

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    Irene MAIER
    Young Talent 2006 for EUROPE
    PhD in biology from the Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, where she now works as a researcher (Austria).

    Biomedical Sciences.

    Project title: studying the structure and function of the small Heat Shock Protein.

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    Juana Mercedes DEL VALLE MENDOZA
    Young Talent 2006 for LATIN AMERICA
    Researcher at Universidad de ciencias Aplicadas UPC - Peru (Peru).

    Ecology.

    Project title: work on the development of a therapeutic vaccine against HIV-1

     

     

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    Mun Peak NYON
    Young Talent 2006 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Studying for a Staff Scientist - Process Development, Downstream- Thermo Fisher Scientific - University Kebangsean (Malaysia).

    Parasitology. 

    Project title: She is interested in the threedimensional structure of a fungal enzyme of great interest to the detergent industry because of its ability to catalyze the breakdown of a wide range of fatty acids.

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    Priyadharshini MADHOU
    Young Talent 2006 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD student in Plant Biotechnology at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (Mauritius).

    Botany.

    Project title: studying the defence mechanisms used when plants come under attack from a pathogen.

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    Prudence MUTOWO
    Young Talent 2006 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    PhD student in Molecular Biology at the University of Nottingham in the (United Kingdom).

    Biochemistry. 

    Project title: Focus on the halophiles, a group of Archaeans which can survive in extremely high levels of salinity.

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    Ruchi SINGH
    Young Talent 2006 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Head of the Plant Microbe Interactions Laboratory at Tashkent State University of Agriculture in Uzbekistan (India).

    Structural biology
    Project title: Her research is targeted at finding biological solutions to improve her country’s agricultural resources. 

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    Sabah BEN FREDJ
    Young Talent 2006 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Studying for a PhD in health-related biology at the University of Bordeaux II in France (Tunisia).

    Molecular Biological Sciences. 

    Project title: Her research focuses on two of the most fundamental biological processes taking place within the cell: DNA replication and reparation. 

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    Stéphanie JENOUVRIER
    Young Talent 2006 for EUROPE
    Studying for a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Vienna, focusing on food allergies and their detection (France).

    Environment. 

    Project title: Developing a new, low-cost analytical method for rapid and reliable allergy testing by using a biochip sensor that requires only a drop of the patient’s blood serum to establish a clinical diagnosis. 

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    Valérie Carole GBONON
    Young Talent 2006 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Medical doctor currently working for the Côte d’Ivoire Pasteur Institute (Ivory Coast).

    Bacteriology. 
    Project title: Her research interests center on the life-threatening infection of newborn babies. 

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    Zeina DAHER
    Young Talent 2006 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher in the Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Lebanese University Institute in Giza, Egypt (Lebanon).

    Biological Sciences

    Project title: studying legumes, a large family of important crop species which are able to fix atmospheric nitrogen thanks to a symbiotic relationship with soil-based Rhizobia bacteria.

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    Agnieszka Elzbieta SADOWSKA
    Young Talent 2005 for EUROPE
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    Aisha Abubakar ABDULWAHAB
    Young Talent 2005 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Cho N'Din Catherine BONI-CISSE
    Young Talent 2005 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Fati KIRAKOYA
    Young Talent 2005 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Habiba DRICI
    Young Talent 2005 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Katharine Arwen MICHIE
    Young Talent 2005 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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    Ketsiri KUESENG
    Young Talent 2005 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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    Maria Valeria LARA
    Young Talent 2005 for LATIN AMERICA
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    Mariam ALLACH
    Young Talent 2005 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Marlein MIRANDA-CONA
    Young Talent 2005 for LATIN AMERICA
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    Michelle Lucinda Gonçalves DE OLIVEIRA
    Young Talent 2005 for LATIN AMERICA
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    Özlem Zehra KESKIN
    Young Talent 2005 for EUROPE
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    Paola Tiberia ZANNA
    Young Talent 2005 for EUROPE
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    Reema Fayez TAYYEM
    Young Talent 2005 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Yong Sun KYE
    Young Talent 2005 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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    Blandina LUGENDO
    Young Talent 2004 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Diane WEBSTER
    Young Talent 2004 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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    Elena BRADATAN
    Young Talent 2004 for EUROPE
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    Farzana SHAHEEN
    Young Talent 2004 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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    Ghinwa NAJA
    Young Talent 2004 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Ines ATMOSUKARTO
    Young Talent 2004 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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    Maria Laura GUICHON
    Young Talent 2004 for LATIN AMERICA
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    Maria Teresa ABREU
    Young Talent 2004 for LATIN AMERICA
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    Maryam AMINU
    Young Talent 2004 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Mouna AL-SABBAGH
    Young Talent 2004 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Rehana JAUHANGEER
    Young Talent 2004 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Rosa NAVARRO
    Young Talent 2004 for LATIN AMERICA
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    Salwa AL-KHAYAT
    Young Talent 2004 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Semra AYGUN
    Young Talent 2004 for EUROPE
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    Silvija BILOKAPIC
    Young Talent 2004 for EUROPE
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    Adriana JALBA
    Young Talent 2003 for EUROPE
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    Ahu ALTINKUT
    Young Talent 2003 for EUROPE
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    Ahu Edwige SIRANSKY
    Young Talent 2003 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Darie ALIKAJ
    Young Talent 2003 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Devi STUART-FOX
    Young Talent 2003 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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    Dionica GAMBOA VILELA
    Young Talent 2003 for LATIN AMERICA
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    Karin JACOBS
    Young Talent 2003 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Maria Gabriela PALOMO
    Young Talent 2003 for LATIN AMERICA
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    Mary KAILEH
    Young Talent 2003 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Naheed ZEBA
    Young Talent 2003 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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    Rocio DIAZ-BENJUMEA
    Young Talent 2003 for LATIN AMERICA
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    Samia REJIBA
    Young Talent 2003 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Shiva FOROOTAN
    Young Talent 2003 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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    Sodangi LUKA
    Young Talent 2003 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Victoria YAVELSKY
    Young Talent 2003 for EUROPE
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    Andrea HICKEL
    Young Talent 2002 for EUROPE
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    Anila PAPARISTO
    Young Talent 2002 for EUROPE
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    Djénéba KONATE KEITA
    Young Talent 2002 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Giovanna SOTIL CAYCHO
    Young Talent 2002 for LATIN AMERICA
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    Hasina AKHTER
    Young Talent 2002 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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    Jennifer SMITH
    Young Talent 2002 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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    Mounira HMANI AIFA
    Young Talent 2002 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Namrita LALL
    Young Talent 2002 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Rahanna JUMAN
    Young Talent 2002 for LATIN AMERICA
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    Salma BISBIS
    Young Talent 2002 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Allison HAYWOOD
    Young Talent 2001 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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    Amaal AHAMAD
    Young Talent 2001 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Analilia ARROYO BECERRA
    Young Talent 2001 for LATIN AMERICA
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    Chantal FARRA
    Young Talent 2001 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Jaqueline CHAPARRO OLAYA
    Young Talent 2001 for LATIN AMERICA
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    Jarmila NAHALKOVA
    Young Talent 2001 for EUROPE
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    Miroslava ATANASSOVA
    Young Talent 2001 for EUROPE
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    Rebecca LIVINGSTONE
    Young Talent 2001 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Reine Raïssa NOTE
    Young Talent 2001 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Suraini ABD-AZIZ
    Young Talent 2001 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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    Dorsaf ELAMRI ESSEBAI
    Young Talent 2000 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    June Young PARK
    Young Talent 2000 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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    Marcia ROYE
    Young Talent 2000 for LATIN AMERICA
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    Margarita MARQUES MARTINEZ
    Young Talent 2000 for EUROPE
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    Maria del Pilar JIMINEZ
    Young Talent 2000 for LATIN AMERICA
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    Rhoda KARIBA
    Young Talent 2000 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Sonia NASR
    Young Talent 2000 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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    Tatjana SAVCHENKO
    Young Talent 2000 for ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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    Yézoumi AKOGO
    Young Talent 2000 for AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
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