5 women of exception: discover the 2010 Laureates
The 2010 “L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science” Awardees are :
AFRICA & ARAB STATES
Professor Rashika EL RIDI – EGYPT
Professor of Immunology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Cairo University
For paving the way towards the development of a vaccine against the tropical parasitic disease bilharzia which affects over 200 million people
ASIA / PACIFIC
Professor Lourdes J. CRUZ – PHILIPPINES
Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City
For the discovery of conotoxins produced by certain marine snails that can serve as painkillers and pharmaceutical probes to study brain function.
Professor Anne DEJEAN-ASSÉMAT – FRANCE
Research Director INSERM, Director of the Laboratory of Nuclear Organization and Oncogenesis/INSERM U579, Pasteur Institute, Paris
For the elucidation of the molecular and cellular mechanisms at the origin of certain cancers in humans.
Professor Alejandra BRAVO – MEXICO
Institute of Molecular Microbiology, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Cuernavaca
For her understanding of the mechanism of a bacterial toxin that acts as an environmentally friendly insecticide.
Professor Elaine FUCHS – USA
Laboratory of Cell Biology and Development, The Rockefeller University, New - York, NY
For the discovery of stem cells and key processes involved in skin development, maintenance and repair.