The President received two Argentine scientists who will be awarded in France

The President received two Argentine scientists who will be awarded in France

Fernández together with the scientists María Florencia Cayrol and Alicia Dickenstein (Photo: Presidency).

President Alberto Fernández received at the Casa Rosada the biotechnologist María Florencia Cayrol and the doctor in Mathematical Sciences Alicia Dickenstein, researchers from the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (Conicet) and winners of the L’Oréal-Unesco Award “For the Women in Science”.

Fernández was accompanied by the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Daniel Filmus, official sources reported.

The president congratulated the Argentine scientists who will travel to France to receive the award that recognizes the work of women in science, a subject in which Argentina is the regional leader with 10 awards, the most in Latin America.

Cayrol graduated from the National University of Quilmes in 2008 and obtained a doctorate from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry of the University of Buenos Aires in 2015. Currently, she works as a researcher at Conicet and at the Biomedical Research Institute.

In 2019 he received a UNESCO distinction in the scholarship category and has made great contributions with his studies on how to improve cancer treatments with low side effects for different types of malignant tumors.

Fernndez was accompanied by the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Daniel Filmus Presidency Photo
Fernández was accompanied by the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Daniel Filmus (Photo: Presidency).

This year Cayrol was awarded in the Rising Talent category of the L’Oréal-Unesco International Award for her research into the reasons why the molecular mechanism triggered by thyroid hormones affects the efficacy of oncological therapies, including their antineoplastic activity and immunity. associated antitumor.

For its part, Dickenstein is a doctor of mathematical sciences from the University of Buenos Aires and senior researcher at Conicet at the “Luís Santaló” Institute of Mathematical Research.

She was vice president of the executive committee of the International Mathematical Union for the period 2015-2018 and since 2019 she has been a member of the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences.

In 2017 Dickenstein received the Academy’s Consecration Prize in Mathematics and in 2021 the L’Oréal-Unesco prize for his career in algebraic geometry, whose delivery was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

That same year she was recognized as “Outstanding Personality of the UBA”, within the framework of the bicentennial celebrations of the University of Buenos Aires.



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