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 2011, nine exceptional Arab women scientists from Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen were announced as the winners of the 2011 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.

Anisa Hassan Sakkaf Albiti
King Abdul Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Research topic: Health impact assessment of Pregnancy in Sickle Cell hemoglobinopathies.
Ansam Shafik Alafandy
Damascus University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Syria

Research topic:Pediatric Dentistry
Hind Mohamed Abushama
Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum, Sudan

Research topic: Immunogenetics
Lubna Hamid Tahtamouni
The Hashemite University, Jordan & Colorado State University, USA

Research topic: Cancer Biology
Rayhanah Abdul Munim Al Mjeni
Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

Research topic: Genetics of Glaucoma
Rula Abdul-Salam Abdul-Ghani
Faculty of Medicine, AL-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine

Research topic: Cancer Research
Shahenda Mahmoud El-Naggar
Children’s Cancer Hospital, Egypt

Research topic: Cancer Stem Cells Self Renewal in Glioblastoma Multiforme
Wissem Cheikh Rouhou-Koubaa
Materials Physics Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences of Sfax, Sfax University, Tunisia

Research topic: Magnetic Oxides
Zeina Hobaika
Faculty of Sciences, Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon

Research topic: Anti-HIV drug design



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