A Unique Ceremony to Celebrate Remarkable Female Scientists: 15 International Prize Winners and 30 Young Talents

2022 WINNERS

WINNER FOR AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
Professor Agnes Binagwaho,
public health and pediatrics,

Rwandan Professor of Pediatrics and Vice-Chancellor of Global Health Equity University of Kigali, Rwanda

WINNER FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Professor Hailan Hu,
neuroscience,

Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Neuroscience at Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou, China

WINNER FOR EUROPE
Professor Angela Nieto,
embryology and biomedicine,

Professor at the Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante – a joint center of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Spain.

WINNER FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Professor Maria Guzman
infectious diseases and virology,

Director of the Pedro Kouri Institute Research Center (IPK), Department of Tropical Medicine, Cuba.

WINNER FOR NORTH AMERICA
Professor Katalin Kariko,
biochemistry,

Associate Professor at Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA and Senior Vice President of BioNTech, Philadelphia, USA

2021 WINNERS

WINNER FOR AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
Professor Catherine Ngila,
chemistry,

Acting Executive Director of the African Academy of Sciences, Former Vice-Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs (DVC-AA) at the University of Riara, Kenya, and Visiting Professor of Applied Chemistry at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa

WINNER FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Professor Kyoko Nozaki,
chemistry,

Professor in the Department of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan

WINNER FOR EUROPE
Professor Francoise Combes,
astrophysics,

Professor at the Collège de France – Galaxies and Cosmology Chair since 2014 and astrophysicist at the Paris Observatory – PSL, France

WINNER FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Professor Alicia Dickenstein,
mathematics,

Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

WINNER FOR NORTH AMERICA
Professor Shafi Goldwasser,
Computer Science,

Director of the Simons Institute for Theory of Computing and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, Professor RSA Security inc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, and Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute, Israel

2020 WINNERS

WINNER FOR AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
Professor Abla Mehio Sibai,
medicine and health sciences,

Professor of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

WINNER FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Dr. Firdausi Qadri,
biological sciences,

Senior Researcher, Head of the Unit for Mucosal Immunology and Vaccinology, Department of Infectious Diseases, International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

WINNER FOR EUROPE
Professor Edith Heard, FRS,
biological sciences,

Director-General of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany, Epigenetics and Cellular Memory Chair at the Collège de France, Paris, France, and former Director of the Joint Genetics and Developmental Biology Unit at the Curie Institute, France

WINNER FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Professor Esperanza Martínez-Romero,
ecology and environmental science,

Professor of Environmental Science at the Center for Genome Sciences, National University of Mexico, Mexico

WINNER FOR NORTH AMERICA
Professor Kristi Anseth,
biological sciences,

Professor Emeritus, Professor Tisone and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

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