New Dimension (Nova Dimensão) award honors a selected doctoral thesis focused on innovation and entrepreneurship produced by a women in the biotechnology in Brazil. This award is given in partnership with CAPES
Trajectory of the winner of the Nova Dimensao 2021 Award, Luciana Mendes. Language: Portuguese
Dr. Luciana Mendes talks about the challenges of women's multiplicity of roles in science. Language: Portuguese
New Dimension (Nova Dimensão) Award honors a selected doctoral thesis focused on innovation and entrepreneurship produced by a women in the biotechnology area in Brazil. This award dedicated for women in science is possible due to the partnership between Dimensions Sciences and the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES).
Each year in Brazil about 20,000 doctoral theses are produced. Among them approximately 1,000 theses are pre-selected by graduate programs, based exclusively on scientific merit, to compete for the CAPES Doctoral Thesis Award (Premio CAPES de Tese). For the first time in the Award history, in 2020 the New Dimension Award added a category honoring Brazilian women scientists.
Congratulations Luciana Mendes, the recipient of the 2021 New Dimension Award, created in partnership between Dimensions Sciences and CAPES Doctoral Thesis Award. New Dimension (Nova Dimensão) recognizes innovation and entrepreneurship in the biotech field by women in Brazil.
Mendes’ work with motor neuroprosthesis devices for stroke patients and the exploration of new technology to assist ankle joint movement was awarded.
Read more about the award and Luciana Mendes’s journey in Agora RN and the translation in Dimensions Sciences’ blog. Also stay tuned for the award ceremony that will be held in December.
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Giseli Buffon is a PhD in biotechnology in the field of agriculture at the University of Vale do Taquari. Her thesis studied infestation with phytophagous mites in rice plants. She recently started a technology-based company to develop innovative renewable materials to replace products conventionally synthesized based on oil. Her thesis was selected from about 1,000 theses submitted to compete for the Capes-Theses Award. Her thesis was awarded in the category of biotechnology with focus on innovation.
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Published on December 8, 2020.
Published on November 10, 2020.