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Rui L. Reis wins Equatorial Guinea Award for Research in Life Sciences

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Foto: twitter RLReis
Foto: twitter RLReis
Foto: twitter RLReis
Foto: twitter RLReis
Foto: twitter RLReis
Foto: twitter RLReis
Rui L. Reis
Friday, 3/30/2018
Guiné Equatorial
Foto: twitter RLReis
The award honouring research in natural sciences will be granted on the 4th December.
Rui L. Reis, Vice-Rector of the UMinho, director of the 3B’s Research Group and Full Professor of the Department of Polymer Engineering (DEP) of the EEUM, will be granted the International Award UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea for Research in Life Sciences 2017 on the 4th December in Djibloho, Equatorial Guinea, Africa. The awardee will be granted a cheque of 100 thousand dollars (85 thousand euros) and a statue of the local artist Leandro Mbomio Nsue.

The Portuguese scientist was honoured for his “exceptionally innovative contributions to the development and engineering of natural-based biomaterials and their biomedical applications, including tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, stem cells and [systems for] drug delivery, which represent a significant potential to improve human health”.

The 2017 edition of the award will also be granted to Ivan Antonio Izquierdo, from the Biomedical Research Institute of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), for his research on memory process mechanisms, as well as to the Organisation for Agriculture Research of the Volcani Centre (Israel). The three winners were announced on the 4th July by the UNESCO (United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Director-General, Irina Bokova. The award, which aims at rewarding research in natural sciences, was created by Teodoro Obiang Nguema, President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979.

+Info: en.unesco.org/news/unesco-announces-winners-2017-international-research-life-sciences-prize