Moroccan Loubna El Fels, teacher-researcher at the Semlalia Faculty of Sciences of Cadi Ayyad University, won the 10th edition of the Francophonie Prize for Young Researchers from the Agence universitaire de la francophonie (AUF), Science and Technologies.
A press release from the AUF specifies on Tuesday that Loubna El Fels was awarded alongside three other winners, namely Alain Tchana (Cameroon) in the Science and Technology category, as well as Stéphanie Maltais (Canada) and Judicaël Alladatin (Benin). ) in the field of human and social sciences.
Loubna El fels, holder of a doctorate and specialist in microbial biotechnology, bioprocess and environment, has developed her research in the fields relating to microbial biotechnology, bioprocess and environment and sustainable development, through numerous research projects in collaboration with partners nationals and foreigners.
She has to her credit 55 publications in rank A indexed scientific journals, 7 book chapters and more than 57 written and oral communications in international conferences, a start-up and an invention patent. She also participated in the supervision activities of several doctoral theses in the field of bioprocesses and in the development of several scientific popularization documents.
Note that the Francophonie Prize for Young Researchers, is open every two years, and addressed to higher education and research establishments that are members of the AUF, and covers the disciplinary fields of Science and Technology (ST) and Human Sciences and Social (SHS).
It aims to recognize, taking into account the diversity of the French-speaking university space, particularly that of developing countries, the merit and value of four researchers who have acquired scientific recognition and who have achieved a significant breakthrough, particularly within the framework of La Francophonie.
As a reminder, the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) brings together 1007 universities, colleges, university networks and scientific research centers using the French language in 119 countries.