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L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship for Anna-Maria Pappa

last modified Feb 21, 2018 02:39 PM

Anna-Maria Pappa has won a L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship and was presented with the award at a ceremony on 11 October 2017.

This award honours the contributions women make in the scientific field based on the belief that "the world needs science, and science needs women". 

Anna-Maria is currently a Postdoctoral researcher in the Bioelectronic systems technology (BEST) group, headed by Dr. Róisín M. Owens and she says, "For me the award not only represents a scientific distinction but also gives me the unique opportunity, as ambassador of science to inspire and motivate young girls to follow the career they desire."

Anna Maria with Dr Roisin Owens
Anna-Maria holds a PhD degree in bioelectronics with a focus on biosensing and she continued, "The award is related to our research on a novel antibiotic screening platform. Antimicrobial resistance is considered a growing threat for our society and there is an urgent need to develop new antibiotics to combat this alarming phenomenon. Our electronic platform, developed in collaboration with Cornell and Stanford University (USA) allows us to test new antibiotics directly on bacterial-like surfaces with excellent precision in a simple and time effective manner. "

 

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowships (in French)

Anna-Maria Pappa reçoit une bourse L'Oréal-UNESCO « Pour les Femmes et la Science 2017 » - article from Laboratoire de Bioélectronique, Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne

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