From left: Phuong Quynh, Ha Lien and Phuong Thao. Photo: VNN

Three Vietnamese female scientists have won scholarships worth 100 million VND (5,600 USD) each under the L’oreal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science programme.

The winners are Dr Nghiem Thi Ha Lien from the Institute of Physics , Dr. Le Thi Phuong Quynh from Institute of Natural Products Chemistry and Dr. Dang Thi Phuong Thao from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Sciences.

Their research projects focus on early detection of breast cancer, climate changes in the Red River Delta, and role of protein UCH-L1 on Parkinson disease.

Addressing the awarding ceremony in Hanoi on Oct. 19, Deputy Minister of Science-Technology Le Dinh Tien stressed that the three annual scholarships in support of potential scientific projects to materialise in Vietnam will be an encouragement for young female scientists as well as scientific work.

Launched in 1998, the L’oreal-UNESCO Awards honour the contributions of women in science.

Source: VNA