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Holguin Scientist Presented with International Prize

Photo: Juan Pablo CarrerasThe Academy of Sciences of Developing Countries (TWAS) presented the Young Scientist Award to Holguin Dr. Luis Enrique Almaguer Mederos for his outstanding contribution to scientific research.

The TWAS each year calls for a Young Scientist Award for scientists up to 40 years of age from 23 countries.

This award recognizes young scientists from developing countries who have made important contributions to the development of science, evaluated by the number and impact of scientific articles published in internationally recognized journals.

This year, the TWAS granted the prize to two young Cubans: the Holguin Doctor of Biological Sciences Luis Enrique Almaguer Mederos, awarded in the category of Biomedicine, belonging to the Center for Research and Rehabilitation of Hereditary Ataxias, who is also Researcher and Associate Professor of Holguín´s Medical Sciences University; and Yailé Caballero Mota, Doctor of Technical Sciences of the University of Camagüey, who won the award in the category of Computer Science.

For over 17 years, Dr.C. Luis Almaguer Mederos has had a remarkable research career with significant contributions to the biological basis of Type 2 Spinocerebellar Ataxia and other neurodegenerative diseases, with results of great scientific and social impact.

The scientists will be officially recognized in the plenary of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba to be held soon in Havana.

TWAS is a global scientific academy based on scientific merit, an autonomous international organization based in Trieste, Italy, which promotes scientific excellence for sustainable development in developing countries. This academy was founded in 1983 by a distinguished group of scientists from developing countries, under the leadership of Professor AbdusSalam, a Pakistani scientist Nobel Prize in Physics. / Radio Angulo

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