Trio Bangladeshi women in the list of Asian Scientist 100
Toronto, April 29: Trio Bangladeshi researchers have been adjudged in the list of Asian Scientist 100, which celebrates the success of the region’s “best and brightest, highlighting their achievements across a range of scientific disciplines” for the year 2021. They are Dr. Salma Sultana, Dr. Firdausi Qadri and Prof Samia Subrina.
To be recognized on the list published by the Asian Scientist, an English language science and technology magazine published from Singapore, it states that “the honouree must have received a national or international prize in the preceding year for his or her research”.
Alternatively, the researcher must have provided leadership in academia or industry or made a significant scientific discovery to secure a place on the prestigious list.
As stated on the magazine’s website, Salma Sultana, founder chairman of Model Livestock Advancement Foundation, was awarded the 2020 Norman E. Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application by the World Food Prize Foundation for her work with small-scale farmers in Bangladesh, particularly her efforts involving veterinary outreach, treatment and education.
Subsequently, Firdausi Qadri, emeritus scientist at the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research (ICDDRB), is a laureate of the 2020 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award for her work on understanding and preventing infectious diseases affecting children in developing countries as well as her advocacy of early diagnoses and global vaccination.
Also, Samia Subrina, professor of electrical and electronic engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), is a recipient of the 2020 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for her research on the properties and uses of nanomaterials.
Every year since 2016, Asian Scientist Magazine compiles a list of Asia’s most outstanding researchers.