Khwarizmi Int’l Awards Conferred

Khwarizmi Int’l Awards ConferredKhwarizmi Int’l Awards Conferred

Seven foreign researchers were conferred the prestigious Khwarizmi International Awards (KIA)by President Hassan Rouhani at the closing ceremony of the 28th edition of the KIA on Tuesday held at the Organization of Islamic Conference Tehran Summit Hall.

The KIA laureates in the international section were Prof. Fu-Tong Liu from Taiwan for his study on galectins in health and disease; Prof. Claudio Hetz from Chile for targeting protein homeostasis to treat neurodegenerative diseases; and Prof. Andreas Manz from Switzerland for Lab on Chip technology for use in analytical chemistry and applied biosciences, Mehr News Agency reported.

The awardees in the national section were Dr. Homayoun Kanouni for his studies on ‘cold tolerance on chickpea’ and Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi for his efforts to produce radio-drugs.

The award was instituted in 1987 in memory of Abu Jafar Mohammad Ibn Mousa Khwarizmi, the great Iranian Mathematician and Astronomer (770-840 C.E), by the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST).