Dr Li Jingmei, 31, received this year’s UNESCO-L’Oreal International For Women In Science Fellowship, one of 15 women scientists around the world to do so. Li Jingmei currently work as postdoctoral research fellow at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s Genome Institute of Singapore, but have strong connections to Karolinska Institutet and the Karma-group
She will receive her award at a ceremony in Paris this month.
With her US$40,000 award, Dr Li will spend two years at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, where she previously completed her doctorate in medical science.
Dr Li Jingmei with mammogram images, which she studies to see how breast density predicts cancer risks. A young breast cancer researcher from Singapore will soon have the chance to continue her research on the data from the Karma cohort, thanks to a prestigious international science fellowship. — PHOTO: L’OREAL SINGAPOR