Biotechnologist Conicet was honored Friday with an international L’Oréal-Unesco award for her research on how to improve oncology treatments for malignant tumors, bringing the number of Argentine women to receive awards from this international organization to ten, making Argentina the country with more winners in the region. , reported to the Ministry of Science.
The award went to Florencia Caerol, research assistant at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (Conicet), at the Institute for Biomedical Research.
The scientist was honored thanks to her contributions to the molecular mechanism induced by thyroid hormones, which influences the effectiveness of oncology therapies.
In this way, Argentina ranked first among the researchers with the most awards of this kind in Latin America and the Caribbean, with seven winners all members of Conicet.
‼ With this award there are 10 Argentine scientists recognized by the international award, all from CONICET, Argentina is the country in Latin America with the largest number of awardees in the region.
– CONICET Dialogue (CONICETDialoga) 25 May 2022
Caerol, who is part of the Laboratory for Neuroimmune Modulation and Molecular Oncology, said she was “extremely grateful and honored” to be among the 15 selected.
“The support and exposure this award provides will create new opportunities for me to enrich my work and research and open new doors in my scientific career,” she said, in addition to helping her become an “independent researcher.”
The Minister of Science, Daniel Filmus, noted that the award “supports women in science” and argued that “there is no future for the country without science and technology, and that the future will be for the few if there is no gender equality.”
In addition, he emphasized that researchers are an example that allows “to publish the contributions of science, to form a citizen who will forever defend state policies and invest in science and technology.”
Meanwhile, the Conicet President, Anna Franchi, congratulated the winner He stressed the importance of the award topic, noting that it is “another example of the quality of science being implemented in our country.”
This award also serves to highlight the wonderful work that our female scientists are doing, because we have to keep working, so that women have equal conditions and opportunities as our male colleagues.
– Anna Franchi (@AnaFranchi3) 25 May 2022
“This also serves to give greater insight into the great work that our female scientists are doing, because it still costs a lot to achieve gender equality and opportunity, so we have to keep working, so that women are on equal terms with men,” Franco maintained.
Caerol is currently conducting basic biomedical research with a transnational projection for its clinical application in the field of hematology and oncology.
At the honoring ceremony to be held in Paris on June 23 this year, Alicia Dickenstein, Senior Researcher at Conicet, the highest laureate of the 2021 edition, will also be awarded.However, due to the epidemic, no ceremonies were held.
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