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Dr. Nejad Ebrahimi, faculty member of SBU receives Egon Stahl Award

Published: 2019/09/17 11:39 PM

Dr. Samad Nejad Ebrahimi, faculty member of the Medicinal Plants and Drugs Research Institute of Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), won the Egon Stahl Award in Silver at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA) in Austria.

According to the university's Public Relations Office, Dr. Nejad Ebrahimi is the first Iranian and Asian researcher to receive this award. The prize was dedicated to Dr. Nejad Ebrahimi for his outstanding publications and scientific works during the years following his graduation. He has published more than 130 international peer-reviewed papers in the field of natural product on providing new potent drug candidates against neglected protozoal diseases, as well as natural antimicrobial and cytotoxic compounds from Iranian medicinal plants.

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The Egon Stahl is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of medicinal plants given since 1985 by the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA). The award has three levels: The gold Medal (plus € 5,000) is awarded once every three years for a lifetime of research on natural products and medicinal plants to individuals over 60 who are on the verge of retirement. The silver medal (plus € 3,000) is awarded once every two years to young scientists aged 40 years who have been able to do outstanding research work independently after graduation. The Bronze Medal (plus € 1,500) is awarded every two years to PhD students over the age of 30 who have performed outstanding scientific research in the field of medicinal plants.

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