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 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, Young talent laureate 2020
    Elizabeth TREMBATH-REICHERT
    Young Talent 2020 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 AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researcher at ther 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 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, Rising talent Laureate 2020
    Jennifer GARDEN
    Young Talent 2020 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 Africa and 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, Rising talent Laureate 2020
    Mikyung SHIN
    Young Talent 2020 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 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 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. 
     

     

  • OLENA VANEEVA
    Olena VANEEVA
    Young Talent 2020 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
    Patricia MEDEIROS
    Young Talent 2020 LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
    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 Liliana GIRALDO GALLO, Rising talent Laureate 2020
    Paula GIRALDO GALLO
    Young Talent 2020 Latin America Caribbean
    Reseacher in Quatum materials lab at Uniiversidad 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 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, Rising talent Laureate 2020
    Serap ERKEK
    Young Talent 2020 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 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 MOLINA, Rising talent Laureate 2019
    Maria MOLINA
    Young Talent 2019 LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
    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, Rising talent laureat 2019
    Ana Sofia VARELA
    Young Talent 2019 Latin America Caribbean
    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, Rising talent laureate 2019
    Biola María JAVIERRE MARTINEZ
    Young Talent 2019 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 , Rising talent Laureate 2019
    Jacquelyn CRAGG
    Young Talent 2019 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, Rising talent laureate 2019
    Kirsten JENSEN
    Young Talent 2019 Europe
    Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen (Denmark).

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

  • Laura ELO, Rising talent Laureate 2019
    Laura ELO
    Young Talent 2019 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, Rising talent laureate 2019
    Mary Jacquiline ROMERO
    Young Talent 2019 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. 

  • Menattallah ELSERAFY, Rising talent Laureate 2019
    Menattallah ELSERAFY
    Young Talent 2019 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, Rising talent Laureate 2019
    Mika NOMOTO
    Young Talent 2019 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, Rising talent Laureate 2019
    Nurcan TUNCBAG
    Young Talent 2019 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, Rising talent Laureate 2019
    Priscilla Kolibea MANTE
    Young Talent 2019 AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Lecturer at Department of Pharmacology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Private Mail Bag, University Post Office (Ghana).

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

  • Saba AL HEIALY, Rising talent Laureate 2019
    Saba AL HEIALY
    Young Talent 2019 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, Rising talent Laureate 2019
    Sherry AW
    Young Talent 2019 ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Founder of Sherry Aw lab (Singapore).

    Biological Sciences. 
    Project title: Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration. 

  • Urte NENISKYTE, Rising talent Laureate 2019
    Urte NENISKYTE
    Young Talent 2019 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, Rising talent Laureate 2019
    Zohra DHOUAFLI
    Young Talent 2019 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 , Rising Talent Laureate 2018
    Agnieszka GAJEWICZ
    Young Talent 2018 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 Lng LIM, Rising Talent Laureate 2018
    Ai Ing LIM
    Young Talent 2018 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, Rising Talent Laureate 2018
    Anela CHOY
    Young Talent 2018 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, Rising Talent Laureate 2018
    Anna KUDRYAVTSEVA
    Young Talent 2018 Europe
    Researcher in Molecular Biological Sciences at RU, (Russian Federation).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: The mysteries behind tumour malignancy. 

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

    Medicine. 

    Project title: A crystal for a cure. 

  • Danielle TWILLEY, Rising Talent Laureate 2018
    Danielle TWILLEY
    Young Talent 2018 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 , Rising talent Laureate 2018
    Duygu SAG
    Young Talent 2018 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 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 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, Rising Talent Laureate 2018
    Ibtissem GUEFRACHI
    Young Talent 2018 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 antibioticNCR symbiotic peptides: From nodulation to antibiotic.
     

  • Radha Boya, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2018 FOR EUROPE
    Radha BOYA
    Young Talent 2018 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, Rising Talent Laureate 2018
    Rafaela SALGADO FERREIRA
    Young Talent 2018 Latin America Caribbean
    Researcher and principal investigator fat 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 VALVERDEN, Rising Talent Laureate 2018
    Selene Lizbeth FERNANDEZ VALVERDE
    Young Talent 2018 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, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2018 FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Weang Kee HO
    Young Talent 2018 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 ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Doctor at the Lightweight Metallic Materials Group (Japan).

    Material Engineering.

    Project title: Development of functional magnesium alloy.

  • AGNES KOSPAL, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2017 FOR EUROPE
    Agnes KOSPAL
    Young Talent 2017 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, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2017 FOR EUROPE
    Bilge DEMIRKOZ
    Young Talent 2017 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 LATIN AMERICA
    Researcher at theBiological 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 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, Rising Talent Laureate 2017
    Joanna SULKOWSKA
    Young Talent 2017 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, Rising Talent Laureate 2017
    Julia ETULAIN
    Young Talent 2017 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 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, Rising Talent Laureate 2017
    Muireann IRISH
    Young Talent 2017 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, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2017 FOR NORTH AMERICA
    Nam-Kyung YU
    Young Talent 2017 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, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2017 FOR AFRICA AND ARAB STATES
    Nazek EL-ATAB
    Young Talent 2017 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, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2017 FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Ran LONG
    Young Talent 2017 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, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2017 FOR AFRICA AND ARAB STATES
    Rym BEN SALLEM
    Young Talent 2017 AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
    Researchher at the laboratory of Microorganisms and Active Biomolecules ( Sciences Faculty of (Tunis).

    Biological Sciences.

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

  • Sam GILES, Rising Talent Laureate 2017
    Sam GILES
    Young Talent 2017 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, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2017 FOR AFRICA AND ARAB STATES
    Stephanie FANUCCHI
    Young Talent 2017 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, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2017 FOR AFRICA AND ARAB STATES
    Tamara ELZEIN
    Young Talent 2017 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, Rising Talent Laureate 2016
    Anais ORSI
    Young Talent 2016 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, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2016 FOR EUROPE
    Bernadeta SZEWCZYK
    Young Talent 2016 Europe
    Researcher in the department of Neurobiology at Poland University,( Poland).

    Medicine. 

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

  • Dorthe RAVNSBAEK, Rising Talent Laureate 2016
    Dorthe RAVNSBAEK
    Young Talent 2016 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 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.
     

  • ELISA ORTH,RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2016 FOR LATIN AMERICA
    Elisa ORTH
    Young Talent 2016 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, Rising talent Laureate 2016
    Eszter FARKAS
    Young Talent 2016 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, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2016 FOR AFRICA AND ARAB STATES
    Habiba ALSAFAR
    Young Talent 2016 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 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 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, Rising Talent Laureate 2016
    Jasmeen MERZABAN
    Young Talent 2016 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 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, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2016 FOR LATIN AMERICA
    Maria del Rocio VEGA FRUTIS
    Young Talent 2016 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, Rising Talent laureate 2016
    Risa MUKAI
    Young Talent 2016 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 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, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2016 FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Yilun YING
    Young Talent 2016 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.

  • Phuong Ha-Lien TRAN, Rising Talent Laureate 2015
    Phuong Ha-Lien TRAN
    Young Talent 2015 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.
     

  • Adriana MARAIS, Rising Talent Laureate 2015
    Adriana MARAIS
    Young Talent 2015 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.

  • Ariela VERGARA JAQUE, Rising Talent Laureate 2015
    Ariela VERGARA JAQUE
    Young Talent 2015 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.
     

  • Aurore AVARGUES-WEBER, Rising Talent Laureate 2015
    Aurore AVARGUES-WEBER
    Young Talent 2015 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.
     

  • Bhama RAMKHELAWON, Rising Talent Laureate 2015
    Bhama RAMKHELAWON
    Young Talent 2015 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.
     

  • Carolina ANDRADE, Rising Talent Laureate 2015
    Carolina ANDRADE
    Young Talent 2015 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.

  • Eva PELLICER, Rising Talent Laureate 2015
    Eva PELLICER
    Young Talent 2015 Europe
    Associate Professor at the Physics Department of UAB, (Spain).

    Materials Science. 

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

  • KATHRYN HOLT, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2015 FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Kathryn HOLT
    Young Talent 2015 ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    Researcher and Professor of microbiological Systemd Genomics at the Monash University Londn School of Hygiene and Tropical medecine, (Australia).

    Biological Sciences.

    Project title: Tackling an emerging drug resistant superbug.
     

  • MARY CASWELL STODDARD, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2015 FOR NORTH AMERICA
    Mary CASWELL STODDARD
    Young Talent 2015 NORTH AMERICA
    Assustant 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.
     

  • Matilde JIMENEZ COELLO, Rising Talent Laureate 2015
    Matilde JIMENEZ COELLO
    Young Talent 2015 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.
     

  • Nourtan ABDELTAWAB, Rising Talent Laureate 2015
    Nourtan ABDELTAWAB
    Young Talent 2015 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.

  • Sanaa SHARAFEDDINE, Rising Talent Laureate 2015
    Sanaa SHARAFEDDINE
    Young Talent 2015 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.
     

  • SIGNE NORMAND, RISING TALENT LAUREATE 2015 FOR EUROPE
    Signe NORMAND
    Young Talent 2015 Europe
    Assistant Professor, Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, (Denmark).

    Biological Sciences.

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

  • Vanessa D'COSTA, Rising Talent Laureate 2015
    Vanessa D'COSTA
    Young Talent 2015 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.
     

  • Yoke-Fun CHAN, Rising Talent Laureate 2015
    Yoke-Fun CHAN
    Young Talent 2015 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.