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.
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.
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