UFS researcher receives prestigious science award
2009-10-12

Prof. Esta van Heerden from the University of the Free State's (UFS) Department of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology recently received the prize for the 2009 Young Scientist of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), the Department of Science and Technology and the Academy of Sciences of South Africa (ASSAf) during the award ceremony held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria last week. The evaluation committee, which includes some of South Africa's top scientists, was particularly impressed by Prof. Van Heerden’s outstanding self-initiated research, her record of training postgraduate students, the potential contribution of her research to South African society and her involvement in furthering the public awareness of science. Prof. Van Heerden’s research is currently continued in the UFS BioPAD Metagenomics Platform. Here she is with Ms Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology and Prof. Robin Crewe, President of ASSAf.
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