The first Best African scientific paper award ceremony
The Moroccan Association for the Development of Scientific Research (MADSR) and its partners awarded three prizes to young African researchers.
On 26 October 2018, the Moroccan Association for the Development of Scientific Research (MADSR) organized a ceremony to award the 1st African Prize for the Best Scientific Paper in Health Sciences at the Regional Council of Casablanca-Settat.
The award ceremony was presided by the Head of Government Saadine Othmani, in the presence of the Wali of the Greater Casablanca-Settat region and the President of the Casablanca-Settat region. This ceremony was also marked by the presence of the President of Hassan II University, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Casablanca, the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences Ain Chock, the Director of the Pasteur Institute, the Director of the National School of Arts and Crafts, University Professors, medical researchers and young African researchers.
Last February, the Moroccan Association for the Development of Scientific Research launched the 1st African Prize for the best scientific paper in health sciences which aims to recognize the value of innovative research work in the field of Health Sciences, proposing solutions to existing health problems at the African level.
This scientific initiative is part of the various activities undertaken by MADSR to develop and promote scientific research in Morocco and on the African continent. More than 60 scientific articles in Health Sciences published between January 2017 and January 2018 were submitted. To guarantee a great scientific quality of this 1st edition, lecturers and researchers of the highest scientific level in the field of Health Sciences (CNRS Marseille, CNRST Morocco, University of Technical and Technological Sciences of Bamako, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Casablanca and Fez, Faculty of Medicine and Odonto-Stomatology, Mali) were invited to evaluate the research work.
The winning projects are as follows:
– The first prize, a grant of 20,000 dhs (2000 Euros), was awarded to the team of Mr Latrach Lahbib and Mrs Salma Bougarrani, on their article reporting a new patented innovation called “multi-sol-layering (MSL) technology”, used as an inexpensive and efficient method of wastewater treatment.
– The second prize was awarded to Mrs. Intidhar Ben salem, on her publication detailing the toxic effect of mycotoxin zearalenone, produced by several species of Fusarium in cereals and agricultural products, on heart cells and the protective effect of Sirt1.
– The third prize was awarded to Mr Jouha Jabrane for his scientific paper proposing to synthesize potential neuroprotective heterocyclic compounds based on pyrazolopyridine derivatives in order to evaluate their therapeutic effects on neurodegeneration.
The ceremony for the 1st African Prize went beyond a simple institutional and academic event to become a real moment of conviviality bringing together decision-makers and stakeholders in the research community and society.
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