Dr Joanna Sułkowska, a winner in FNP’s INTER and HOMING PLUS programmes, has been named one of the young women who are the “the future of science,” with “the power to change the world.” The list of international grant winners, including the FNP laureate, has just been published by UNESCO.
The International Rising Talents Grants were launched in 2014 as part of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme. Each year the grants are awarded to 15 young women scientists from all over the world in five categories. According to the UNESCO site, “These young researchers are indeed the future of science. They have the power to change to world.” In the category “Finding potential new sources of drugs,” Dr Sułkowska was recognized for “unravelling the secrets of entangled proteins.”
At the University of Warsaw, Dr Sułkowska works at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Biological Systems Modelling in the Centre of New Technologies, and at the Faculty of Chemistry. She studies tangled proteins that may be connected to numerous lifestyle diseases. Among other honours, she won a fellowship in the L’Oréal Polska For Women in Science competition organized by L’Oréal Polska, the Polish UNESCO Committee, and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and received a grant from the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). She is a laureate of the INTER and HOMING PLUS programmes of the Foundation for Polish Science.
A full list of this year’s International Rising Talents is available here.
*Pictured: Dr Joanna Sułkowska (photo ONE HD)