On 27 March, seven L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science international rising talents visited CERN, following the 20th edition of the international award ceremony, which took place at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on 22 March. A total of 15 international rising talents received grants as prizes, alongside the five laureates, Heather Zar, Mee-Mann Chang, Caroline Dean, Amy T. Austin and Janet Rossant.
As part of their prize, many of them attended a course on intellectual property in the life sciences at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which brought them to Geneva and allowed them to visit CERN and meet Fabiola Gianotti. During their visit they also saw the Synchrocyclotron, the ATLAS visitor centre and the Microcosm exhibition.
This image shows, from left to right, biological scientist Selene Lizbeth Fernandez Valverde from Mexico; Areej Abuhammad from Jordan who works on fundamental medicine; biological scientist Anna Kudryavtseva from Russia; Fabiola Gianotti, CERN's Director-General; microbiologist Ibtissem Guefrachi from Tunisia; material engineer Yukiko Ogawa from Japan; biological scientist Danielle Twilley from South Africa; and medical engineer Hiep Nguyen from Vietnam.