A Ghanaian scientist and member of The Church of Pentecost has been selected for the L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme. The jury selected 20 young female scientists, including Esther Eyram Asare Yeboah among about 330 applicants.
Mrs. Esther Eyram Asare Yeboah, a pharmacist, is the wife of the Presiding Elder of the Tesano branch of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC – Tesano).
The young women researchers will receive financial support, through grants of €10,000 for PhD students and €15,000 for post-doctorates, to pursue and consolidate their research work.
The 11th Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talent Awards L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science selected Mrs. Yeboah, who is currently studying for her PhD, Biological Sciences, Antimicrobial Research Unit at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban in South Africa, where she is focusing her research on a category of bacteria (multi-drug resistant Gram-negative pathogens), which she is studying in patients in a teaching hospital in Ghana.
Her objective is to identify resistance genes to these bacteria in order to gain a better understanding of their functioning. She is also a lecturer at a school of pharmacy, where she promotes scientific subjects among her students, especially young girls, a press release announcing her selection said.
Credit: Ghana Business News