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CAAS professor wins 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards

DATE:2015-10-09       SOURCE:MOA

On October 2, 2015, UNESCO announced that Dr. Chen Hualan with the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS-HVRI) won the 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards, in the field of Life Sciences. Dr. Chen is the representative of the Asia-Pacific region among the five laureates from the world.

Nominated by more than 2,600 leading scientists, 2016’s five laureates were then selected by an independent and international jury of 13 prominent scientists in the international scientific community.


Dr. Chen is recognized for her outstanding research into the biology of the bird flu virus, leading to the development and use of an effective vaccine.


Created in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards program aims at recognizing the eminent achievements of women scientists across the world and providing support to their careers.


Each year, one woman scientist from each of the five representative regions (Africa & the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America) will be honored for their contributions to the advancement of sciences.


So far, five women scientists from China (including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China) have received the awards.

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