Dr Segenet Kelemu receives L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science award

Mar 20, 2014 

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Ethiopian scientist is one of the five exceptional women honored for scientific excellence L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science today. Each woman represents a unique career path combining exceptional talent, a deep commitment to her profession and remarkable courage in a field still largely dominated by men.

Dr Segenet Kelemu is the Director General of International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi, Kenya. The first women from her region to attend what was then Ethiopia’s only university, Dr. Segenet is being honored for her research on how microorganisms living in symbiosis with forage grasses can improve their capacity to resist disease and adapt to environmental and climate change. 

Her work is providing new solutions for ecologically responsible food crop production, especially by local, small-scale farmers. After having studied in the United States and worked in Colombia, she returned to Africa and is now at the heart of an impressive international scientific research network.

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Director General, International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi, Kenya

The first women from her region to attend what was then Ethiopia’s only university, Dr. Segenet Kelemu is being honored for her research on how microorganisms living in symbiosis with forage grasses can improve their capacity to resist disease and adapt to environmental and climate change. Her work is providing new solutions for ecologically responsible food crop production, especially by local, small-scale farmers. After having studied in the United States and worked in Colombia, she returned to Africa and is now at the heart of an impressive international scientific research network.

International tribute beginning March 14 at Paris Airports

Beginning March 14, 2014 passengers from around the world in all terminals of the Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports will discover portrait exhibits of the five Laureates by renowned American photographer Julian Dufort. The photographer immersed himself in each Laureate’s daily routine in order to truly represent the reality of their lives and capture the person behind the female scientist.

Since the first photo exhibit in 2005, Aéroports de Paris has given this very worthy cause exceptional visibility every year. This year, once again, Aéroports de Paris has provided the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program with the ideal spaces for increasing public awareness of these outstanding women representatives of modern science with global vision.  

Additional information and visuals are available on:

– http://www.loreal.com/medias/press-releases.aspx

– the dedicated media center (as of March 8, 2014) http://www.discov-her.com/mediacenter


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