Qatar University Health PhD student, Nadin Nagy Younes, has been recognised with the 2023 L’Oreal-Unesco For Women in Science Middle East Regional Young Talent award.
The programme is designed to promote and celebrate the contributions of young women in the field of science, particularly those hailing from the GCC countries, a statement said yesterday.
Nadin's award-winning PhD project is titled, “The development of low-cost, easy-to-use tests for the early and rapid detection of Norovirus and Hepatitis E.” Her research promises to significantly affect public health by improving the accessibility and efficiency of disease detection methods.
Dr Asma al-Thani, vice president for health and medical sciences, said: “QU Health takes great pride in nurturing exceptional talent like Nadin Nagy Younes. Her recognition with the L’Oreal-Unesco for Women in Science award highlights not only her dedication and excellence but also underscores QU's commitment to fostering scientific innovation and empowering young women in STEM fields.”
Dr Gheyath Nasrallah, associate professor, Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, noted: “Nadin's dedication and commitment to her research have been truly outstanding. Her innovative work on the development of low-cost, easy-to-use tests for the detection of Norovirus and Hepatitis E is not only a testament to her scientific prowess but also a significant contribution to public health. She exemplifies the spirit of excellence and determination that we strive to instill in our students at QU.”
Younes added: “I consider myself exceptionally fortunate to be a part of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, led by Dr Maha al-Asmakh as the head, of the College of Health Sciences, under the esteemed leadership of Dr Hanan Abdul Rahim as the dean. The unwavering support and encouragement I have received from both my department and the college have been invaluable.”