TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) – An Iranian researcher and scientist of Royan Institute has won UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize.

Dr Hossein Bahravand from Stem Cell Research Center of Royan Institute was qualified to win the 2014 UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize.

This is the first time an Iranian researcher is qualified to receive this award.

On May 4, 2014 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization called for nominations for the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in Life Sciences.

UNESCO-Equatorial prize is awarded to those projects and activities of an individual, individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations for scientific research in life sciences, which have led to improving the quality of human life. 

Three scientists are prizewinners at maximum who are selected by the Director-General of UNESCO on the basis of the assessments and recommendations made to her by an international jury.

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