0715 GMT February 17, 2020
The ceremony was attended by Vice President of Science and Technology Sorena Sattari, President of Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences Alireza Marandi and President of Islamic World’s Academy of Sciences Abdolsalam Al-Majali, Mustafaprize.org reported.
Addressing the gathering, Jackie Y. Ying, winner of Life Sciences and Medicine category, appreciated her thesis advisor who played an important role in her life and professional career.
She also appreciated the panel of jury of Mustafa (PBUH) Prize and said, “The best thing in this event is that it is a gathering of Muslim scientists which is very helpful for improving science and technology in Muslim countries.”
Meanwhile, Professor Omar Yaghi, winner of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology category, said, “It is a great honor to receive Mustafa (PBUH) Prize. I appreciate members of policy making council of this prize.”
He also said governments should give freedom to scientists and let them experience failure to find the way of success. It is the true way of success in scientific fields, he added.
At the end, he appreciated Mustafa (PBUH) Prize organizers for selecting him as the winner of the first edition of this science and technology award.
Mustafa (PBUH) Prize is a $500,000 top award in science and technology granted biennially to the top researchers and scientists of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states.