The Letten Prize

June 20, 2023: Letten Prize AnnouncementAnd the winner is…

Paula Moraga, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.

“For her groundbreaking research ambitions towards early detection of epidemics and designing control strategies worldwide, through the development of innovative and cost-effective disease surveillance systems at finer spatial and temporal scales than currently available”.

Read the in-dept citation.

The Letten Prize interview. Paula Moraga is interviewed by Science Journalist Andrei Mihai.

The Letten Prize
The purpose of the prize ‘is to recognize younger researchers’ contributions in the fields of health, development, environment and equality in all aspects of human life’. Furthermore, ‘the prize aims to raise public awareness of how research can be used to solve global human development challenges’. The Letten Seminar, hosted in connection with the prize ceremony, is particularly dedicated to the latter. Read more about the initiators’ vision for the prize here.

The Letten Foundation and the Young Academy of Norway joined forces and established the Letten Prize. The first prize was awared in 2018.

Professor Meta Roestenberg receives the 2021 Letten prize from John-Arne Røttingen, Norwegian Ambassador for Global Health. Foto: Thomas B. Eckoff

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