The L’Oréal and the UNESCO’s scholarship - supporting women in researcher - has been awarded for a Szegedien researcher for the 6th time. This year, the University of Szeged’s instructor, Dr. Klaudia Farkas was given the prestigious recognition.
Szeged is still the capital of Hungarian female scientists: in the past 14 years 40 Hungarian women scientists came in for a share in “L’Oréal and Unesco For Women in Science” scholarship and 6 of them are the colleagues of the University of Szeged.
Dr. Klaudia Farkasphysician received this year’s prize together with Dr. Viktória Jeney, chemist at the awards ceremony organized in the building of the Hungarian Academy of Science. The scholarship is 4 million HUF, which can be spent freely on professional and personnel purposes.
Dr. Farkas Klaudia’s research tries to puzzle out that the medicament used during the treatment of Crohn-Disease why loses its effectiveness after a while at the patients’ 40%. Investigating the reasons of the impact loss she realized that there are certain leads to predict the effectiveness of the treatment.
Dr. Klaudia Farkas’mother is also a diagnosed with Crohn disease, which highly motivated the researcher to be engaged in this field. Thanks to her results therapists may apply individualized treatment for Crohn diseased in a few years. Thus the treatment could be safer and cost-effective.
Dr. Klaudia Farkas is the 6th among the women in researcher at the University of Szeged who gained the prestigious recognition. In the past 14 years 40 Hungarian scientist women came in for a share in “L’Oréal and Unesco For Women in Science” scholarship, among them 6 prized are the colleagues of the University of Szeged. In 2005, Dr. Klára Hernádi, chemist, the assistant professor of the University of Szeged Department of Applied and Environmental Chemistry for the nano-pipes’ production and application, in 2008 Dr. Márta Széll the leader of the SZTE Department of Medical Genetics for genomic analysis of multifactorial skin disease deserved the scholarship. In 2013 Dr. Nikoletta Nagy received the recognition for her research in which she focuses the genetics of the Brooke-Spiegler syndrome. In 2014, Dr. Éva Enyedy Anna chemist, was in receipt of the recognition for her research concerning the examination of metal compounds used in chemotherapy. In 2015 Dr. Eszter Farkas, researcher of the SZTE Department of Medical Physics and Informatics working on the cortical depolarization waves with help of a brain imaging system developed by herself.