New Dimension (Nova Dimensão) Award honors the best doctoral thesis produced by female scientists in Brazil in biotechnology fields in partnership with the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes). This award was added as a category in 2020, the first time in the history of the Premio Capes de Tese honoring exclusively female scientists in Brazil.
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). The selection criteria for the New Dimension award includes focus on innovation and entrepreneurship produced by a female scientist.
Honors the Best Doctoral Thesis in Brazil by a Female Scientist in Biotechnology Innovation
2023 Awardee: Dr. Juliane Correia Gloria, PhD
Research: "New approaches to the development of inputs and methods for the diagnosis of malaria"
We congratulate Dr. JULIANE CORREIA GLORIA, PhD from Universidade Federal do Amazonas for winning the 2023 New Dimension / Premio Capes de Tese award for her doctoral thesis entitled: "New approaches to the development of inputs and methods for the diagnosis of malaria". This award is a partnership between Dimensions Sciences and the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes). The New Dimension was added as a category in 2020, the first time in the history of the Premio Capes de Tese honoring exclusively female scientists in Brazil.
Malaria remains the most important parasitic disease doctor in the world. Accurate diagnosis before disease progression. It is one of the best ways to control malaria. Currently, there is a constant search for new technologies that can provide the ideal characteristics for sensitive, specific, and reliable detection of malaria. In this scenario, the work carried out in this thesis sought to develop new inputs and methods for diagnosing malaria, using nanotechnology, electrochemistry, and biotechnology to obtain these detection tools.
Honors the Best Doctoral Thesis Written by a Woman Working in the Field of Biotechnology
2022 Awardee: Dr. Mara Thais de Oliveira Silva
Research: “Evaluation of vaccine strategies formulated with probable recombinant virulence factors of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis in the control of caseous lymphadenitis”
Congratulations Mara Thais, the recipient of the 2022 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.
Mara Thais works with animal health where vaccine strategies were evaluated for the control of caseous lymphadenitis (CL), which is a chronic infection that affects goats and sheep, leading to great economic losses to farmers.
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
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 and the translation in Dimensions Sciences’ blog.
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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
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 15, 2020.
Published on November 10, 2020.