International Rising Talents
The International Rising Talents program rewards the 15 most promising young women scientists across all the countries where our Young Talents program is active.
Highlighting promising scientific talents
Each year, our International Rising Talents program awards 15 outstanding young researchers, chosen from among our national and regional Young Talents programs, with an additional endowment of €15,000.
Excelling in varied and important disciplines, these young women represent the future of science. We believe that recognising their excellence and giving them an international visibility will help to raise their profile within the scientific community and ensure that they reach their full potential.
15 international outstanding young researchers.
International Rising Talents 2020
Cristina Romera CASTILLOPost-doctorate at the Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography at Institut de Ciències del Mar-CSIC (Spain).
Project title: New ways of biodegradation of marine plastic: light and microbes.
Elizabeth TREMBATH-REICHERTAssistant Professor at School of Earth and Space Exploration laboratory of Arizona State University (United States).
Project title: Hidden depths: uncovering new genetic potential in single-cells recovered from miles beneath the Earth's surface.
Georgina Rumbidzai NYAWOResearcher at the Clinical Mycobacteriology & Epidemiology (CLIME) of Stellenbosch University (South Africa).
Project title: The microbiome, transcriptome, and inferred functional metagenome in tuberculosis.
Huanqian LOHPrincipal investigator of Single Molecule Lab at the Centre for Quantum Technologies of the National University of (Singapore).
Project title: Reconfigurable Tweezer Arrays of Ultracold Molecules for Quantum Simulation of Advanced Materials.
Jennifer GARDENDoctor at the Material Engineering of University of Edinburgh (United-Kingdom).
Project title: Sustainable Replacements for Conventional Polymers.
Laura Joy BOULOSAssistant Professor at the Saint-Joseph University (Lebanon).
Project title: The brain in a post-war context: from neuroscience to artificial intelligence.
Mikyung SHINProfessor at the Nature-inspired Biomaterial Engineering Laboratory of Nature-inspired Biomaterial Engineering Laboratory of Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), (South Korea).
Project title: Development of nature-inspired adhesive micro-formulations for 3D/4D bioprinting.
Nouf MAHMOUDResearcher at Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology lab-Faculty of Pharmacy-Al-Zaytoonah University of (Jordan).
Project title: Novel nano-dressing material for wound healing: A golden hope for diabetic patients.
Nowsheen GOONOODoctor in Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Nanotechnology Unit, Centre for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research at University of (Mauritius).
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 VANEEVADoctor at the department of Mathematical Physics, Institute of Mathematics of NAS of (Ukraine).
Project title: Equivalence groupoids in symmetry classifications of differential equations.
Patricia MEDEIROSProfessor at the Laboratory of Biocultural Ecology Conservation and Evolution of Universidade Federal de Alagoas (Brazil).
Project title: Unconventional food plants: theoretical challenges for biocultural conservation.
Paula GIRALDO GALLOReseacher in Quatum materials lab at Universidad de los Andes (Colombia).
Project title: Quantum Criticality and optimization of Material Engineering properties in quasi 1D compounds.
Rui BAIResearcher in Structural laboratory of Westlake University (China).
Project title: Structures of the fully-assembled spliceosome reveal the molecular mechanism of RNA splicing.
Serap ERKEKResearcher in Epigenomics Cancer at Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center (Turkey).
Project title: Identification of the molecular mechanisms linked with the function of epigenetic factors frequently mutated in bladder cancer.
Vida ENGMANNDoctor at SDU NanoSYD at the Mads Clausen Institute, Sønderborg at the University of Southern (Denmark)
Project title: Mechanical stabilization of organic solar cells.