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1 November 2021

TWAS MEDALS AND AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT TWAS GENERAL MEETING AND PRESENTED AT TWAS GENERAL CONFERENCE

At today's General Meeting of TWAS Fellows and Young Affiliates, which constitutes the first segment of the four-day TWAS Fifteenth General Conference (1–4 November), TWAS President Mohamed Hassan announced the bestowing of TWAS medals and of some awards.

Awards and recognitions are important incentives in science because they give impetus to further progress and achievements. TWAS is aware of their importance, and proudly honours its scientists with many prestigious recognitions.

At today's General Meeting of TWAS Fellows and Young Affiliates, which constitutes the first segment of the four-day TWAS Fifteenth General Conference (1–4 November), TWAS President Mohamed Hassan announced the bestowing of TWAS medals and of some awards1, which are listed below. The awardees were then in fact presented during the subsequent segment: the official opening ceremony of the Conference, in the part dedicated to the presentation of recognitions.

 

* TWAS-Abdus Salam Medal, bestowed in the name of the Academy's founder and first President, Nobel Laureate Professor Abdus Salam. Awardees are distinguished scientists who strove to promote science in developing countries.

The recipient of the 20222 TWAS-Abdus Salam Medal is:

     Prof. Chunli Bai of China;

* Since 1996, TWAS has been awarding TWAS Medals to some of its members, in recognition of their achievements in their fields of research.

The 2021 Medals went to:

    Dr. Hayat Sindi of Saudi Arabia
    Prof. Roseanne Diab of South Africa
    Prof. Mandyam Srinivasan of Australia,

The recipients of the 20223 TWAS Medals are:

    Prof. Bruce Alberts of the United States of America
    Prof. Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli of Morocco
    Dr. Cheong Sok Ching of Malaysia;

* Awards named after TWAS Fellows are generously provided by TWAS Fellows and acknowledge women and men scientists from science-and-technology lagging countries, least developed countries, as well as researches carried out in areas relevant to sustainability.

    The 2021 TWAS-Atta-ur-Rahman Award went to:

    Zubair Hasan of Bangladesh, for his contribution to the utilization of metal organic frameworks (MOF)/modified MOFs for the removal of emerging contaminants, such as pharmaceutical and personal care products;

    The 2021 TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award went to:
    
    Huda Omer Salem Basaleem of Yemen, for her distinguished work in cancer control strategies and in enhancing woman and child health locally and regionally;
    
    The 2021 TWAS-Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Award went to:

    Nigist Asfaw of Ethiopia, for her outstanding work in promoting green chemistry in Ethiopia and across the African continent;    

    The 2021 TWAS-Abdool Karim Award went to:

    Djeneba Dabitao of Mali, for her contribution in the field of inflammatory cytokine responses in health and disease.

* TWAS-CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) Young Scientist Award for Frontier Science acknowledges young scientists living and working in a developing country.

    The 2021 Award went to:

    Laura Pérez of Chile, for her significant contributions to reveal the signatures of planet formation using innovative high-resolution imaging to study protoplanetary disks.

  1. The list does not include the previously announced awards.
  2. The 2022 Medallists will give their presentations during next year General Meeting (to be held in 2022).
  3. The 2022 Medallists will give their presentations during next year General Meeting (to be held in 2022).

 

 

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