Tabassum Mumtaz, a principal scientific officer of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, has won Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World-Elsevier Foundation Award 2019.
A total of five female scientists around the globe have won OWSD-Elsevier Foundation award this year.
Names of the winners of the 2019 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards were announced in Washington DC in the United States on Wednesday, said a press release.
Five researchers of Bangladesh, Bolivia, The Gambia, Nepal and Palestine have been recognised for their contribution to the fields of environmental microbiology, ethnobotany, clinical pediatrics and epidemiology.
Tabassum has won the prize for her contribution to the field of environmental microbiology.
The four other winners are Uduak Okomo of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of The Gambia, Narel Paniagua-Zambrana of the National Herbarium of Bolivia and Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Tista Prasai Joshi of the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Amira Shaheen of An-Najah National University of Palestine, the release said.