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'