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Bangladeshi scientist wins L’Oréal-Unesco award

Published : 12 Feb 2020, 13:44

Dr Firdausi Qadri, a Bangladeshi scientist has been awarded the L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Award (Asia-Pacific Region) for her contribution to identifying and avoiding infectious diseases affecting children in developing countries and encouraging early diagnosis and global health effects vaccination.

Yesterday (Tuesday) came the announcement and she will be handed over one lakh euro at a ceremony at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on 12 March 2020.

During the International Day of Women and Girls in Science Firdausi, head of the Mucosal Immunology and Vaccinology Unit of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease and Research has been named as the best scientist in the Asia-Pacific region, a media report said.

There were also four other female scientists in their regions who won the award. They are: Professor Abla Mehio Sibai of the American University of Beirut, Professor Edith Heard of College de France, Professor Esperanza Martinez-Romero of the National Autonomous University of Mexico's Genomic Science Center, and Professor Kristi Anseth of the University of Colorado.

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