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UNESCO - L'Oreal scholarships "for women in science" for two young Israeli scientists as part of the global project

This year, the scientists Dr. Gali Golan from the Hebrew University and Hagar Galbard-Shagiv from the Weizmann Institute were selected as the Israeli brides of the prize, winners of a financial scholarship of NIS 50,000 each. In addition, they are nominated on behalf of Israel for the 2011 UNESCO-L'Oréal International Scholarship

UNESCO L'Oreal Scholarships 2010: The winner Dr. Gali Golan from the Hebrew University, the chairman of L'Oreal Israel Gad Proper, the CEO of L'Oreal Israel Nava Ravid, the winner Hagar Galbard-Shagib from the Weizmann Institute
UNESCO L'Oreal Scholarships 2010: The winner Dr. Gali Golan from the Hebrew University, the chairman of L'Oreal Israel Gad Proper, the CEO of L'Oreal Israel Nava Ravid, the winner Hagar Galbard-Shagib from the Weizmann Institute
This evening (Monday, 26.7) the second annual ceremony for the awarding of the UNESCO - L'Oreal "For Women in Science" - Israel 2010 awards was held, in the presence of the Minister of Science and Technology, Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz. The Israeli Committee for UNESCO and L'ORÉAL Israel have been cooperating for years in order to promote young women scientists in Israel, following an extensive global cooperation between L'Oreal and UNESCO "for women in science" - L'ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women In Science. This partnership, created in 1998, aims to recognize the contribution of prominent women scientists to scientific progress and to encourage the participation of women in scientific research.

The recipients of the 2010 award are Dr. Gali Golan from the Hebrew University, for her research in the field of cancer treatment and absorption of transplants through enzyme activity, and Hagar Galbard-Shagib from the Weizmann Institute, for her research in the field of consciousness, which seeks to prove that consciousness is a biological phenomenon and not just a philosophical one.
Interviews with the winners about their areas of scientific specialization will be published on the Ydan website during the coming week.

The female scientists won a cash prize in the amount of NIS 50,000 each, and will also be nominated for the 2011 UNESCO-L'Oreal World Prize "For Women in Science".

The Israeli jury that selected the Israeli nominations for research support and international recognition consists entirely of senior and world-renowned Israeli scientists. The chairman of the jury is the incoming president of the National Academy of Sciences, Prof. Ruth Arnon, who is also the winner of the Israel Prize, the Weizmann Institute, and also included the winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Prof. Ada Yonat, the winner of the "Nobel" Prize and the Israel Prize, the Weizmann Institute, two university presidents - Prof. Rivka Karmi, President of Ben Gurion University and Prof. Hagit Maser-Yeron, President of the Open University as well as Prof. Efrat Levy-Lahad, Head of the Department of Genetic Medicine at the Shaarei Zedek Medical Center.

It should be noted that in 2008, even before she won the "Nobel" prize, Prof. Ada Yonat became the first Israeli to win the L'Oréal-UNESCO prize "for women in science".

Nava Ravid, CEO of L'Oréal Israel, welcomed the partnership in Israel: "L'Oréal Israel, and I as a woman, are proud and excited about the opening of a program that promotes the excellence of young Israeli women scientists. This is a great right for women, and a great right for Israel. For years, L'Oreal has nurtured women both in the field of beauty and in the field of scientific excellence. In a reality where in the last 100 years 762 men and only 40 women have won the "Nobel" prize, L'Oreal has an obligation and honor to support the advancement of women scientists all over the world - and in Israel."

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