Announcement Released Thu-7th-September-2006 10:49 GMT
Contact: Peter McGrath Institution: TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world
 
The 2006 TWAS Prizes
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The TWAS Council announced the names of the eight scientists from developing countries who will receive the 2006 TWAS Prizes for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of sciences.


On Monday, 4 September 2006, the TWAS Council announced the names of the eight scientists from developing countries who will receive the 2006 TWAS Prizes for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of sciences. The prizes, which carry a cash award of US$10,000 and are accompanied by a plaque inscribed with the recipient's major contributions, will be presented on the occasion of the Academy's 18th General Meeting in Pakistan in 2007.

TWAS 2006 Prize in Agricultural Sciences

HEONG Kong-Luen (Malaysia)
International Rice Research Institute
Los Banos
Philippines


TWAS 2006 Prize in Biology

Pedro LEON
Center for Advanced Technologies (CENAT)
San José
Costa Rica


TWAS 2006 Prize in Chemistry

CHE Chi-Ming
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
China


TWAS 2006 Prize in Earth Sciences

Rengaswamy RAMESH
Physical Research Laboratory
Ahmedabad
India


TWAS 2006 Prize in Engineering Sciences

CHANG Chun-Yen
National Chaio Tung University
Hsinchu
Taiwan, China


TWAS 2006 Prize in Mathematics

Claudio LANDIM
Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil


TWAS 2006 Prize in Medical Sciences

Jacinto CONVIT
Instituto de Biomedicina
Caracas
Venezuela


TWAS 2006 Prize in Physics

D.D. SARMA
Centre for Advanced Materials
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Kolkata
India

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