Ivan Antonio Izquierdo (Brazil), the Agricultural Research Organization (Volcani Center, Israel) and Rui Luis Gonçalves dos Reis (Portugal) received the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences today. Their research focuses on elucidating the mechanisms of memory processes and their clinical applications in aging and neurodegenerative diseases, innovations in agricultural research and the promotion of food security, as well as the development of biomaterials and their medical applications, which have a significant potential to improve human health.
The Prize was given by Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Président of Equatorial Guinea, and Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of l’UNESCO, during a ceremony in Sipopo, Malabo (Equatorial Guinea).
This is the fourth edition of the prize, which rewards the outstanding scientific research projects of individuals, institutions or other entities working in the life sciences that have led to an improvement in the quality of human life.
Each of the three laureates will receive a statue made by the artist Leandro Mbomio Nsue, a diploma and $100,000.