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L’Oréal and UNESCO honor 6 promising women scientists through their Levant Young Talents Programme

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The 7th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Levant Young Talents Programme recognized 6 outstanding women scientists from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and the Syrian Arab Republic on 3 December 2020.

The announcement of the recipients of the 2020 edition was made through an online event to foster the distinction of promising female scientists for their contribution to valuable research organized by L’Oréal Levant, in partnership with the National Council for Scientific Research Lebanon (CNRS-Lebanon.

Fueled by an exceptional talent and focused ambition, the ladies of 2020 deserve a high accolade. Not only they defied the contextual and personal challenges, but also the pandemic couldn’t stop them from giving to the world an additional scientific proof that the world can be a better place with Science, and this is the whole mission behind this noble programme.

Dr. Mouin Hamzé, Secretary General of the National Council for Scientific Research – CNRS Lebanon an

Committed to highlighting the key role women play in the advancement of scientific research and recognizing their active contribution in making the world a better place for future generations, the L’Oréal-UNESCO “For Women In Science” Levant Young Talents Programme acknowledges each year six exceptional women scientists, for the quality of their research work. Three PhD students received 6,000€ each and three post-doctoral researchers received 10,000€ each as financial support to carry out their research projects and help them pursue a brilliant career in science in the Levant countries.

2020 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Young Talents:

Ms. Farah Al-Mamoori (Iraq)
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Farah has been awarded for her research about the usage of medicinal plants for the prevention and treatment of kidney stones

Dr. Lina Dahabiyeh (Jordan)
Bioanalysis and Pharmaceutical Analysis
Lina has been honored for her research about the Plasma Drop to Improve the diagnosis of Pre-eclampsia

Ms. Crystel Hajjar (Lebanon)
Pathogens and Antimicrobials
Crystel has been recognized for her research on the development of therapeutics to improve overall survival after a bone marrow transplant

Dr. Farah Nassar (Lebanon)
Molecular Oncology
Farah has been honored for her research about the markers for effect of water pipe and cigarette Smoke on Colorectal Cancer

Haneen Dwaib (Palestine)
Nutrition and Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Haneen has been awarded for her research on Dietary interventions targeting early cardiovascular dysfunction in prediabetes

Dr. Dima Souleiman (Syrian Arab Republic)
Molecular Biology & Population Genetics
Dima has been privileged for her research focused on the impact of war-derived metallic pollution on the livings


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