L’Oréal–UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship

A major aim of the program is to identify and support eminent women in science throughout the world who are working in both life or physical sciences. Every year, five L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards are presented to exceptional women.

By giving these researchers increased visibility, the awards show the way for new generations, encouraging young women to follow their example. Since the launch of the program, two of the recipients of L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards have a subsequently received the Nobel Prize.


The following researchers from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics have been awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO Award:

2013 - Anne-Marie Lund Winther

Industrial Postdoctoral Fellow Anne-Marie Lund Winther (at the far right) has been awarded a L’Oréal–UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship for her research into the importance of calcium balance for muscle contraction – with particular focus on the heart.

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2010 - Hanne Poulsen

Postdoc Hanne Poulsen (front row, at the right) has been awarded a L’Oréal–UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship for her research into the sodium-potassium pump.

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