CONICET Biotech Scientist Named ‘Scientist of the Year’

Florencia Cairol, a CONICET researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research (BIOMED, ​​CONICET-UCA) that is part of the Laboratory for Neuroimmunomodulation and Molecular Oncology under the direction of Graciela Cremaschi, was honored with the ‘Scientist of the Year’ award at the 2022 Women’s Economic Forum (WEF), held in Argentina.

This distinction honors a scientist, in any scientific discipline, who during this year has been innovative, inspiring and superior, always with respect for equality and diversity. The expert was honored for her studies on how to improve cancer treatments with low side effects for different types of malignancies.

“Finding out that I will stand out at the World Economic Forum was a great surprise and happiness, especially since it is an award that anyone can participate in, come forward and vote for you. It is great to have the support of a group of women who play very important roles in different areas of our society,” said Carol. In addition, the biotechnologist noted: “It was also very special for me to be in the party because Estella di Carlotto had the distinction of being the ‘Woman of the Decade’ and had the opportunity to salute her. It was very exciting and motivating to listen to her.” .

Likewise, she highlighted Prensa CONICET: “I feel that this distinction is not a personal matter, but is, ultimately, on behalf of all women scientists in our country and, above all, my co-workers.”

The World Economic Forum Awards are presented to honor ten representative and inspiring personalities from around the world. This event is the only one focusing on women’s economy: economic revitalization, the role of women, and an analysis of equality, diversity and inclusion will be some of the thematic themes that will be discussed this year, immersed in The context of the post-pandemic world.

The Women’s Economic Forum (WEF) has held a total of 63 global editions until March 2022, since the first edition was held in 2015 in India, and 23 new editions are scheduled to take place from May 2022 to 2023 in destinations such as Spain, Malta, India and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. . Colombia, Ecuador, Albania, USA, Poland, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Uganda, Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Turkey, Zimbabwe and Greece.

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