Khartoum, Jan 22 (SUNA) – The Sudanese Doaa Muhammad Al-Amin Abdullah, a doctoral student at the University of Cape Town in South Africa in pharmaceutical chemistry, won the L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women Researchers in all fields, among ten international researchers.

Student Doa’a noted to Sudan News Agency  (SUNA) that she conducted A research to develop medicines used for the treatment of cancer, which are products derived from compounds found in garlic, and which were discovered during the synthesis process in the laboratory, while the formula was published in an American scientific journal

She added that the second part of the project is a test for the compounds effectiveness in killing cancer cells, "esophageal cancer", indicating that more than 300 researchers competed for the first stage while the selection for the award was made from among ten researchers in the final stage.

The International L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards which was created in 1998  honors – every  year- 5 outstanding women researchers who have contributed to scientific progress. The awards are a result of a partnership between the French cosmetics company L'Oréal and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization  (UNESCO) and carry a grant of $100,000 USD  for each laureate.

Each year an international jury alternates between Life and material sciences  and selects a winner from the world’s five regions.

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