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March 29, 2012 4:39 pm

Israeli Woman Named Europe’s Top Young Researcher

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Dr. Naama Geva-Zatorsky (right). Photo: L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Facebook page.

JPost – Multinational cosmetics firm L’Oreal and UNESCO have named a Weizmann Institute biologist working in the field of probiotics, commonly referred to as beneficial bacteria, “Europe’s top young researcher.” For her work in researching probiotics to treat disease, Dr. Naama Geva-Zatorsky will receive a two-year $40,000 postdoctoral scholarship.

During the past three years, young Israeli women have been able to apply for the program, which began 14 years ago and aims at promoting research among women starting out their scientific careers. There are only 15 annual fellowship winners around the world.

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