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[2020/08/10] Doctoral Student Lo Received Affirmation from the “Taiwan Outstanding Women in Science Awards”

Doctoral Student Lo received the “Meng Cui-Zhui Scholarship” from the“Taiwan Outstanding Women in Science Awards”

 

The “Taiwan Outstanding Women in Science Awards,” which is dedicated to recognize women’s contribution to science, announced their 13th annual list recently. One of the awards, the “Meng Cui-Zhui Scholarship”, which encourages young doctoral student with scientific potential, was awarded to the third-year doctoral student Lo, a member of the NYMU Program in Molecular Medicine.

 

The “Taiwan Outstanding Women in Science Awards” was initiated by L'ORÉAL Taiwan and the Wu Chien-Shiung Education Foundation in 2007, and was the first and remains the only awards recognizing female scientists. It sets a model to encourage female participation in Science and an outstanding winner is selected annually. This year saw a record-breaking number in entries and participants. The Doctoral Student Lo stood out as the winner.

 

Student Lo (left) and the other “Taiwan Outstanding Women in Science Awards” winners this year

 

When student Lo was studying at National Yang-Ming University Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, her master’s thesis received first prize. In her third year, she published an article as the first author in the “Journal of Cell Biology” that analyzed the formation of primary cilia. Recently primary cilia have been a popular research topic. The primary cilia of a cell are the antenna of the cell. They are able to sense information from the surrounding environment and transmit this back into the cell to initiate cellular reactions. A lack of primary cilia is often the cause of severe disease in the brain, kidney, and ear.

 

Student Lo discussed the mechanism involved in the formation of primary cilia in her thesis. Using a range of cell biology methods, she was able to precisely observe the formation of primary cilia and their interactions with proteins. Her ability to complete such complicated experiments within a short time clearly demonstrates her strength in research. The “Meng Cui-Zhui Scholarship” witnesses her potential as a future star in science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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