The Elsevier Foundation honors Early Career Women Scientists from Developing Countries for Research into the Medicinal Properties of Natural Compounds

The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD Recognize 2014 Winners at the AAAS Annual Meeting

From left to right: Dr. Eqbal Mohammed Abdu Dauqan, Dr. Simone Ann Marie Badal McCreath, Dr. Taiwo Olayemi Elufioye, Dr. Leni Ritmaleni, Dr. Nilufar Mamadalieva.
From left to right: Dr. Eqbal Mohammed Abdu Dauqan, Dr. Simone Ann Marie Badal McCreath, Dr. Taiwo Olayemi Elufioye, Dr. Leni Ritmaleni, Dr. Nilufar Mamadalieva.

On February 15th, 2014, five women chemists have been honored with the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, for their research that looks to nature for ways to address cancer, malaria and other medical problems. The winning researchers, representing five regions of the developing world, are from Indonesia, Jamaica, Nigeria, Uzbekistan and Yemen.

The prizes are awarded by The Elsevier Foundation, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS), with the aim of building scientific strength and advancing scientific knowledge in developing countries. The winners received $5000 and an all-expenses paid attendance at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Chicago. In 2015 the prize will be for physics and mathematics.

Read more about the award winners on Elsevier Connect.