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Three Bangladeshi Women Scientists Feature In Top 100 Asian Scientists List

Women of Bangladesh have made big strides in the field of science and technology

1. Dr Salma Sultana was awarded for her field research on veterinary science and her help to small farmers.

2. Dr Ferdousi Qadri was awarded for her advocacy of global vaccination, prevention of diarrhoeal diseases and infectious diseases affecting children.

3. Prof. Samia Sabrina was awarded for her research on properties and use of nanomaterials.

4. Apart from themed Tabassum Naz, Dr Hasibun Nahar, Dr Tanzema Hashim and Dr Nasima Akhtar also made it to the list in previous years.


New Age Islam Staff Writer

29 April 2021


Dr Salma Sultana, Dr Ferdousi Qadri and Prof. Samia Sabrina/ Photo courtesy: Pratham Alo


Three Bangladeshi women scientists have featured in the list of top 100 scientists list 2021 for their outstanding work in the field of science and technology.

Asian Scientist, a Singapore-based English magazine for science and technology has published this year's list of top 100 Asian scientists. Dr Salma Sultana, Dr Ferdousi Qadri and Prof. Samia Sabrina from Bangladesh have been included in the list.

The list features only those who have won any national and international award in the previous year or have made any important discovery or invention while working for any educational or scientific institution.

Dr Salma Sultana is the founder of Model Livestock Advancement Foundation. In 2020, she won Norman E Borlaug Award from World Food Foundation for her field research and application. She has helped small farmers through her veterinary outreach and livestock supply.

Dr Ferdousi Qadri is associated with International Centre for Dirrhoeal Diseases Research and won L'Oreal UNESCO of Women in Science Award in 2020 for her advocacy of early diagnosis, global vaccination and prevention of infectious diseases among children.

Prof Samia Sabrina is a professor in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Department of Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology. She won the Early Career Women Award in 2020 from OWSD-Elsevier Foundation. She won the award for her research on properties and use of nanomaterials.

OWSD-Elsevier Foundation has been awarding women scientists from developing world since 2012. Notably, Bangladesh women scientists have won this award in previous years as well. In 2019, Tabassum Naz of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission won this award. In 2018, Hasibun Nahar of BRAC University was conferred this award. In 2017, Tanzema Hashim of Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology won this award and in 2013, Dr Nasima Akhtar of Centre for Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound was the recipient of this award.

The long list of young women scientists of Bangladesh being recognised internationally makes it evident that the women of Bangladesh are fighting against all odds to make a mark in the field of education and learning and that in Bangladesh women have found their space and opportunity to prove their abilities.


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