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The tenth L'Oreal-UNESCO “For Women in Science” awards were held in Moscow this week

The tenth L'Oreal-UNESCO “For Women in Science” awards were held in Moscow this week.

Prizes were awarded to ten female scientists under the age of 35 who have achieved success in the field of natural sciences – physics, biology, chemistry and medicine. One of the winners was a biologist from Moscow, Anna Kudryavtseva, who has dedicated herself to the field of oncology, reports Lenta.ru.

The jury also gave awards to Olesya Kormilets (Krasnoyarsk), Ekaterina Suslova (Moscow), Elena Stolboushkina (Pushchino) and Ksenia Egorova (Moscow) for their work in biology, Olga Kashibadze (Nizhny Arkhyz) for astronomy, Julia Monakhova (Saratov), Olesya Tomashenko (St. Petersburg) and Olga Zalomaeva (Novosibirsk) for their contributions to chemistry, and Irina Soboleva (Moscow) for her work in physics.

The ceremony took place on Nov. 14 at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts on Volkhonka Street, where the awards were presented by George Shishmanov, the General Secretary of L'Oreal Russia.

Tatiana Birstein, a physicist at St. Petersburg State University, who was also a member of the judging panel, made a speech and encouraged the ladies to follow their calling, in spite of the challenges that young women face today.

The L'Oréal-UNESCO “For Women in Science” fellowship program was established in 1998 to advance the cause of women pursuing careers in science. Awards, as well as both international and domestic grants for pursuing their academic career, have been already bestowed upon more than 2,500 outstanding female researchers from 112 countries.

In the spring of 2016 the Awards Ceremony took place in Paris. This annual event serves as recognition of the outstanding achievements of five illustrious female scientists from around the world.