Award ceremony of the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.
The UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences will be awarded to laureate(s) during a ceremony that will take place at the International Conference Centre of Sipopo in Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) on Monday, 15 September 2014.
Three laureates for the second edition of the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences are:
• Professor Hossein Baharvand (Iran), Professor of Stem Cells and Developmental Biology, for his contribution to the development of stem cell resource and translational research led to numerous applications in regenerative medicine.
• Dr. André Bationo (Burkina-Faso), Soil scientist and President of Action for Integrated Development, for his contribution to improving agriculture in Africa through his outstanding fundamental and translational research in soil fertility management.
• Instituto de Medicina Tropical von Humboldt (IMT) at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, founded in 1968 with the mission of promoting education and research on the most prevalent tropical diseases in Peru, for high quality research and contribution in developing measures to control diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, leishmaniasis, leptospirosis, HIV-AIDS, HTLV-1 and enteric diseases.