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Human Genome News, March 1992; 3(6)

UNESCO Awards Fellowships, Plans Conferences

In 1991 the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Coordinating Committee for the Human Genome Project selected 21 scientists from 19 countries to receive UNESCO/Third World Academy of Sciences Human Genome Fellowships. The recipients, chosen from 75 applicants, are nationals from Algeria, Argentina, Cameroon, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Republic of Korea, Peru, Spain, Ukraine, Russia, and Yugoslavia.

Designed to promote international cooperation in the human genome community by stimulating and facilitating research and training, the 1- to 3-month fellowships enable scientists from developing countries to carry out research in well-established scientific centers and to learn new research techniques. The committee, which plans to meet twice in 1992, asks interested applicants to write to F. Zharov (UNESCO) at the address below. Investigators are urged to inform colleagues and collaborators in Third-World countries about these fellowships.

The first annual UNESCO North-South Human Genome Conference will be held May 12-15 in Caxambu, Brazil. The purpose of the conference is to increase interaction between scientists from developed countries and those of the Third World. The second conference is planned for Thailand in 1993, and the third will probably take place in China in 1994.

UNESCO Fellowship contact:

  • F. Zharov
    1 rue Miollis
    75015 Paris

Reported by Santiago Grisolia

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