Award ceremony of the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences

When :

from Monday 10 February, 2020
14:00
to Monday 10 February, 2020
15:00

Type of event :

Prize-giving ceremony

Where :

African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, P.O. Box 3243, Roosvelt Street W21K19 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Contact :

Imteyaz khodabux/8.04.72/ i.khodabux@unesco.org

The UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences will be awarded to three laureates during the award ceremony that will take place at the African Union Headquarters in Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia) on Monday, 10 February 2020 during the 33rd African Union (AU) Summit of Heads of State.

The three laureates of this 5th edition of the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences are:

- Prof. Laurencin, teacher, biomedical engineer and orthopaedic surgeon. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering and the Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. His outstanding contributions to the advancement of science have been recognized worldwide.

- Prof. Kevin McGuigan of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland-(RCSI). He is rewarded for his cutting-edge research on the development and implementation of solar water disinfection technology (SODIS) to combat waterborne diseases among people without access to safe drinking water in Africa and Asia.

- Prof. Youyou Tu of the Chinese Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, laureate of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine. She is recognized for her research into parasitic diseases. She discovered an entirely new anti-malarial treatment, artemisinin, which made possible the treatment of thousands of patients in China in the 1980s.