Cape Town Student Wins National Award for Women in Science

Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Dr Janet Kelso, a post-doctoral student at the University of the Western Cape, has been awarded the prestigious "L'Oreal/UNESCO Fellowship for Women in Science, media reports said here Monday.
The award, the first of its kind in Africa, is awarded to outstanding female South African students who have made a significant contribution to the field of life sciences globally and in South Africa.
Kelso has been the most prolific high profile international scientist that has ever graduated at the University, garnering no less than 13 prestigious papers during her studies.
The papers have been published in South Africa or in the world's leading scientific international journals such as Public Library of Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nucleic Acids Research and Genome Research.
Her work has led to the development of international standards in biotechnology research that have been entirely a result of South African research.
Kelso's unique work has been in strong demand internationally at centres for biotechnology innovation such as Tokyo, Japan, Cambridge University, UK, Baltimore USA and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
She has been invited to join international collaborations and high profile international scientific meetings that define the human genome's activity in the cell.

16 august 2004 13:11:00




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