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TWOWS Prizes have been established to recognize women scientists working and living in developing countries who have made significant contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

The TWOWS Prizes are generously supported by TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world – www.twas.org – and the Elsevier Foundation – www.elsevierfoundation.org.

Each year winners will be selected from the following developing country regions: Asia and the Pacific; Africa; Arab countries; and Latin America and the Caribbean. Each winner will receive USD 5,000, generously contributed by TWAS and the Elsevier Foundation. Each prize also carries a certificate bearing a citation highlighting the major contributions for which the prize is awarded. Winners will be invited to attend the award ceremony at the TWOWS Fourth General Assembly and International Conference, Beijing, China – June 2010.

Nominees must be female nationals of a developing country aged 45 or under on 31 December 2009 who have lived and worked in a developing country for at least the past 3 years. Nominees must have received their most recent degree (Masters or PhD) within the previous 10 years.

Nominations are invited from national science academies, TWOWS members, TWAS members, senior academics (heads of departments, heads of universities), etc. Self-nomination or nomination by selection committee members is not accepted.

The selection process will be administered by TWOWS. The assessment will be based on achievements in the field, with particular attention paid to the nominees’ publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

2010 TWOWS Prize Committees

Prize Committee for Asian & Pacific Region

Prof. Fang Xin (Chairwoman)

Chinese Academy of Sciences

52 Sanlihe Road

Beijing 100864, P.R. China

Tel:(+86-10) 68597220, Fax:(+86-10) 68597543

E-mail: fangxin@cashq.ac.cn




Prof. Farida Habib Shah

Faculty of Engineering and Science

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman(UTAR)

Jalan Genting Kelang, Kualu Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel:(+60-12) 3041356, Fax:(+60-3) 41079803

E-mail: shahf2@yahoo.com


Prof. Yan Xiyun

Institute of Biophysics

15 Datun Road, Chaoyang District

Beijing 100101, P. R. China

Tel: (+86-10) 64888583, Fax: (+86-10-64888584)

Email: yanxiyun@ibp.ac.cn




Prof. Mashooda Hasan

Block 22, Apartment Number 03

PHA Apartments, Sector G 7/1, Islamabad, Pakistan

TeL:+(92-51) 9250016, Fax:+(92-51) 9214192

Email: Mashooda39@hotmail.com




Prof. Shamsher Ali

Southeast University

House 64/B, Road 18, Banani, Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh

Te1:(+880-20)9892914, Fax:+880-2) 9892914



Prof. Cui Xiangqun

National Astronomical Observatories, CAS

188 Bancang Street, Nanjing 210042, P. R. China

Tel:(+86-25) 85482202, Fax:(+86-25)85405562

Email: xcui@niaot.ac.cn


Prize Committee for Africa

Prof. Dr. Ahbor D.A. Ighoroje (Chairwoman)

Physiology Department

School of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medical Sciences

University of Benin, Nigeria

Tel: +234 8023366826, +234 8035797437

Fax: +234-1-262-3035

Email: dighoroje@yahoo.com, dighoroje@hotmail.com, ahbor@uniben.edu


Prof. Dr. Doreen Semali Kisamo

Prime Minister Office (Regional Administration and Local Government)


P.O Box:1923 Dodoma


Tel: +255-27-2508813-5

Fax: +255-27-2509674

Email: doreenkisamo@yahoo.com, tpri@hasari.co.tz




Prof. Dr. Alice P.O. Dede

Department of Botany

University of Benin

PMB 1154, Benin City

Edo State


Tel: +234-802-3367844

Fax: +234-1-262-1928

Email: alicomdede@yahoo.co.uk


Prof. Dr. Ademiju Aganga

Department of Animal Science & Production

Botswana College of Agriculture

Private Bag 0027



Tel: 00267 3650153

Fax: 00267 3928753

Email: aaganga@bca.bw



Prof. Dr. Esther Ikhuoria

Department of Chemistry

University of Benin

PMB 1154

Benin City


Tel: +234-803-5019463

Email: esyikhuoria@yahoo.com




Prof. Dr. Ibiyinka A. Fuwape

Department of Physics

Federal University of Technology

P.M.B. 704, Akure


Tel: +234-803-3573773

Email: yfuwape@yahoo.com


Prof. Dr. Folake Oyedigba Akinpelu

Department of Pure & Applied Mathematics

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH)

PMB 4000, Ogbomoso

Oyo State


Tel: +234-803-5605721

Email: foakinpelu@yahoo.co.uk

Prize Committee for Arab Region

Prof. Dr. Rokhasana M. Abdul Rahman Ismail (Chairwoman)

Yemeni Women Association for Science and Technology

Crater Aden

PO Box 4349


Tel: (+967 2) 235-237

Fax: (+967 2)235-237

Email: womancenter@y.net.ye, rokhsana2003@yahoo.co.uk,

Rokhsana@wrtc.org, Rokhsana@wrtcau.org, Rokhsana2003@wrtcau.org




Prof. Dr. Amina Gamal el Din Hassanein

National Research Centre

Tahrir street-Dokki



Tel: +202-0123432554

Fax: +202 -33478742

Email: aminagd@yahoo.com, hassaneinamina@yahoo.com




Prof. Dr. Aida El-Azzouny

National Research Center

Pharmaceutical & Drug Industries Research Division

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Dept.

El-Behooth St., Dokki-Cairo 12622


Tel: +20-2-3371362, 3371433, 20-2-3304457

Fax: +20-2-3370931, 3601877, 700931

Email: elazzounyaida@yahoo.com




Prof. Dr. Aida El Shabiny

National Research Center

Physics Department

El-Tahir Street

Dokki, Cairo



Prize Committee for the Latin American & Caribbean

Prof. Dr. Elsa Ruth Quiroga (Chairwoman)

Street Guido Villagomez No.110

Sector B - Alto Obrajes

Casilla de Correo 13794

La Paz


Tel: +591-2-2731595

Fax: +591-2-2731595

Email: mujerciencia@hotmail.com, elsa-quiroga@excite.com


Prof. Dr. Maria Mayra de La Torre

Research Center on Nutrition & Development

(Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo)

Km 0.6 Carretera a Ejido la Victoria

PO Box 1735

Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico 8300


Tel: +52-662-2800058

Fax: +52-662-2800058

Email: mdelatorre@cascabel.ciad.mx, mdelatorre@ciad.mx




Prof. Dr. Herminia Pasantes-Morales

Instituto de Fisiología Celular

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Apdo. Postal 70-253

04510 Mexico D.F.


Tel: (+52 55) 5622-5588, 5622-5608

Fax: (+52 55) 5622-5607

Email: hpasante@ifc.unam.mx



Prof. Dr. Amarillis Saravia

Dept. of Pharmacology and Physiology

Faculty of Pharmacy

University of San Carlos of Guatemala

5a Avenida 1-64 Zona 2

01002 Guatemala City


Tel: +502-2232-5377

Fax: +502-24767025, 223 26346

Email:asaraviag@itelgua.com, asaravia_gt@yahoo.com


Prof. Dr. Lilia Menza-Montes

Instituto de Fisica UAP

Apdo. Postal J-48

Puebla, Pue.



Tel: 55-22-45-76-45

Fax: 55-22-44-89-47

Email: lilia@sirio.ifuap.buap.mx

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