UNESCO-MARS 2017 Award Winners

MARS Best Young African Researchers Award

1st Place: Suthananda Sunassee, from University of Cape Town, South Africa for his study on:

'Anti-tumour activity of marine sponges from the sub-Antarctic Islands and the Southern Ocean'

2nd Place:Massamba GUEYE, from Universite Cheikh Anta Diop de DAKAR, SENEGAL for his study on:

'Ethnic predisposition of breast cancer in Senegalese women through analysis of the polymorphism of the D-loop region of mitochondrial DNA'

3rd Place:TAOLO NTLOEDIBE, from UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA, BOTSWANA for his study on:

'SOLAR EXPOSURE, HIV AND RISK OF MELANOMA IN BOTSWANA: A CASE-CONTROL STUDY'

MARS Best African Women Researchers Award

1st Place: Archana Bhaw-Luximon, from Centre for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research, Republic of Mauritius, for her study on:

'New Opportunities for Africa: Development of Nanotherapeutics to enhance efficacy of cancer chemotherapy'

2nd Place:Yolande Ndemanou Feudjio, UNIVERSITY OF DSCHANG, CAMEROON, CAMEROON, for her study on:

'Evaluation of the in-vitro and in-vivo activities of the aqueous fruit extract of Spondias cytherea against mouse melanoma'

3rd Place:Folusho Balogun, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, for her study on:

"She must have been sleeping around": Contextual interpretations of Cervical Cancer and views regarding HPV Vaccination for adolescents in selected communities in Ibadan, Nigeria

4th Place:UMUHOZA ALICE, UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA, Rwanda, for her study on:

'Cross section study on clinical care perspectives and knowledge on women cancers burden at the grassroots generation of health practitioners: The hindered killers in women'

5th Place:Vidushi Neergheen Bhujun, University of Mauritius, Republic of Mauritius, for her study on:

'Realising the potential of indigenous food in cancer control and management'

MARS Best Mauritian Women Researcher Award

1st Place:Nilufer Jasmine Selimah FAUZEE, Victoria Hospital, Republic of Mauritius, for her study on:

'SURVEY ON THE MOLECULAR SUBTYPES IN FEMALE BREAST CANCER IN THE REPUBLIC OF MAURITUS'

2nd Place:Rima Beesoo, University of Mauritius, Republic of Mauritius, for her study on:'Tropical marine sponge Neopetrosia exigua

Novel source of antioxidant and anticancer therapeutics'

3rd Place: Shameem Fawdar, University of Mauritius, Republic of Mauritius, for her study on:

'Precision medicine for Mauritian female breast cancer patients'

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