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L'Oreal and UNESCO recognize exceptional women in science

L'Oreal and UNESCO have honored 16 women for their outstanding contributions to science.

Maggi Garfield(magi@biomedcentral.com)

LONDON — At an awards ceremony held on Wednesday in Paris, L'Oreal and UNESCO honored 16 women for their outstanding contributions to science.

Five scientists received the L'Oreal Prize 'For Women in Science' and $20,000 to honor their contributions. They include Shirley Tilghman, the first female president of Princeton University, and Mary Osborn, for her work on immunofluorescence microscopy.

Ten young women were awarded fellowships of $10,000 to fund further work. And at the same ceremony Professor Marianne Grunberg Manago, Emeritus Director of Research at the CNRS and former President of the French Academy of Sciences, received the L'Oreal Tribute To A Life Achievement.

This is the fourth edition of the 'For Women in Science' program, which aims "to recognize women who have been successful in their scientific careers and inspiring others to follow in their footsteps."

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