The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Pan-Arab Regional Fellowships Program was inaugurated in 2009 in association with the Arab Science & Technology Foundation (ASTF), with a mission to promote the importance of greater participation of women in science by offering awards to outstanding female postdoctoral researchers in the Arab world.

In October 2010, 5 exceptional Arab women scientists from Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia were announced as the winners of the 2010 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Pan-Arab Regional Fellowships.

Since the international L’Oréal UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowships began in 1998, over 1000 women in over 100 countries have been recognized for their research and received funding to further their studies.

Dr. Imen Rabhi
Professor at the Pasteur Institute in Tunis.

Awarded for her biological validation of the effect of Leishmania parasite infection on macrophage metabolic pathways.
Dr. Rania Zaarour
Professor at the University of Sharjah College of Medicine in the department of Basic Medical Sciences.

Awarded for her research into the complex relationship between tumor cells and the surrounding host cells, an important aspect of cancer biology.
Dr. Rehab Amin
Professor at the National Institute of Laser Enhanced Science in Cairo University.

Awarded for her research in the field of Photobiology.
Dr. Jenny Jeehan Nasr
Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Mansoura University.

Awarded for her research in the field of Pharmaceutical Chemical Analysis.
Dr. Entissar Alsuhaibani
Professor at the King Saud University in Riyadh.

Awarded for her academic excellence and the promise shown by her research into radiation genotoxicity.



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