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UNESCO Invites Nominations for Carlos J Finlay Prize for Microbiology

Prizes & Awards

UNESCO has invityed nominations for the award of Carlos J Finlay Prize for Microbiology for outstanding contributions in the field including immunology, molecular biology, genetics and its applications. The prize shall not be shared by more than three persons.
The prize is funded by Government of Cuba and it will be given to individuals, institutions or non-governmental organisations. The candidates shall be designated by the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions for UNESCO, science institutions and associations, and by non-governmental organizations in official partnerships with UNESCO and active in relevant fields covered by the Prize. Nominations or applications from individuals will not be accepted.
Nomination files should be filled in English or French only. They shall be submitted to at the address indicated hereunder and no later than 10 January 2020.
The prize is being awarded in the name of Cuban scientists Carlos J Finlay who besides discovering that the only agent capable of transmitting yellow fever was the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, dedicated his life to study of other diseases such as cholera, tuberculosis, malaria and leprosy.