New Dimension (Nova Dimensão) Award honors selected doctoral theses focused on innovation and entrepreneurship produced by women in biotechnology in Brazil. This award dedicated to women in science is possible due to a partnership with 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). The New Dimension Award was added as a category honoring Brazilian women scientists in 2020.
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.
Read more about the award and Mara Thais journey in the State of Ceara, Brazil.
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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.
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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
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.