UAEU PhD Student , Ms. Fedah Emaed Mohamed received an award as one of the outstanding GCC Women Scientists by L’Oréal-UNESCO “For Women in Science” Middle East Fellowship 2017. She was one of the three high-achieving GCC Ph.D. students selected for groundbreaking research with far-reaching applications. The Award Ceremony was held on November 13th at Dubai Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The innovative female researchers were each awarded EUR 8,000 in recognition of their contribution to science and their outstanding research work. Ms. Fedah received the prestigious fellowship award for her research in establishing the cellular mechanisms of missense mutations underlying GM1-gangliosidosis, and evaluating several pharmaceutical chaperones and proteostasis regulators as novel therapeutics. Ms. Fedah is currently a PhD student at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences pursuing her doctoral studies under the supervision of Professor Bassam R. Ali at the Department of Pathology. This fellowship will also allow Ms. Fedah to conduct some research work in a laboratory at the University of Oxford, UK. he L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship is based on the belief that the world needs science, and science needs women, because women in science have the power to change the world. The Awards laud the contribution of eminent female scientists, researchers and contributors in the Middle East to the scientific development in the region.
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship program aims to promote the participation of young women in science coming from Yemen and GCC Countries including UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman. This program identifies and rewards talented young female scientists in the field of Life Sciences (such as biology, biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, physiology, neurosciences, biotechnologies, ecology and ethology) as well as Physical Sciences (such as physics, chemistry, petroleum engineering, mathematics, engineering sciences, information sciences, Earth and Universe sciences). The Program honors three talented young Arab women researchers pursuing a PhD (doctoral degree) for the quality of their research works and encourages them to pursue a brilliant career in science in Yemen and GCC countries.
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