From the study of gravitational waves to the tracing of ancient grains, through the design of cardiac stents, the sustainability of industrial chemical reactions, the development of advanced treatments against cancer metastases and the study of the strongest magnets in the universe: they span every field of science, the six projects of women researchers under 35 winners of the Italian edition st twenty of UNESCO L’Oréal Prize “For Women and Science”.
The six scholarships worth €20,000 were handed out during a ceremony at the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan, with a video message from the Minister for Family, Birth Rate and Equal Opportunities, Eugenia Maria Roccella.
To select the six winners, from among more than 200 candidates, a jury of experts led by A Science pioneer: Lucia Futano, Director of Research of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (Infn) as well as the first woman to direct the Gran Sasso National Laboratories. The scholarships will allow the winners to continue their research in Italy: two, in particular, will be able to return to work in our country after an experience abroad.
Francesca Berti will work at the Polytechnic of Milan Innovative design of additively manufactured stents for cardiology congenital.
At L’Aquila University, Alessandra Biancolillo will continue the ResilientGrain project to develop advanced, non-destructive analytical methods for Characterization and traceability of ancient grains and evolutionary assemblages of cereals and their derived products.
Alice Borghese will explore i The strongest magnet in the universe He works at the Rome Astronomical Observatory of the National Institute of Astrophysics (ENAF). At San Rafael Hospital, Gloria Delavante will administer cell therapy with natural killer T cells for the treatment of liver metastases from colorectal cancer.
At the University of Padua, and in collaboration with the Milan State University, Martina Fracchia will experiment High entropy oxides as sustainable electrocatalysts An innovative electrolysis reaction.
Finally, Ariana Renzini will work at the University of Milan Bicocca to develop a portfolio A new method for measuring and characterizing populations Background image of binary black holes with Ligo and Virgo gravitational wave detectors.
With these six winners, The number of award-winning young researchers has increased to 112 From 2002 to today through the L’Oréal – Unesco project.
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