Chinese scientist huhailan was awarded the “World Outstanding Female Scientist Award”
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At a reception held by the permanent mission of China to the United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on the 21st, Hu Hailan said that the “World Outstanding Female Scientist Award” reflects the purpose of UNESCO and hopes that more young women can learn about science, love science and become one of the female scientists through the award.
Huhailan is committed to studying the neural coding and regulation mechanism of social behavior and emotion, and has made creative and systematic achievements in the basic and Transformation Research of depression: she and her team have discovered the brain mechanism of “winner effect” in social competition; This paper puts forward a new explanation on the causes of depression from the aspects of molecule, cell and system, which provides a new idea for developing better and safer antidepressants.
The other four scientists who won the “World Outstanding Female Scientist Award” in 2022 are Cuban epidemiologist Maria gusman, Hungarian American biochemist katarin korico, Rwandan public health expert Agnes binaguaho and Spanish embryologist Angela Nieto. In addition, UNESCO also invited a total of 10 winners of the award in 2020 and 2021 to attend and present awards to them. Affected by the COVID-19, no offline award ceremony was held in these two years.
In his speech at the award ceremony, UNESCO director general Audrey azulei said that the world needs science and science needs women. Science must be more and better open to women from the critical moment of education and career.
The “World Outstanding Female Scientist Award” was jointly established by UNESCO and L’Oreal Group in 1998. It is awarded annually to five female scientists selected from all continents worldwide who have made outstanding contributions to scientific progress. It aims to commend their outstanding achievements and provide support for their scientific research undertakings.