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Moroccan Biology Professor Nominated for European Science Award
Rabat - Adnane Remmal, a Moroccan researcher and biology professor, is among the 15 nominated names for the 2017 European Inventor Award, announced by the European Patent Office (EPO) on April 26.
The award honors global researchers, scientists, engineers and professors through five categories: industry, research, non-EPO countries, small and medium-sized enterprises, and lifetimes achievement.
Remmal is among those of the non-EPO countries category.
The professor was nominated for his work on boosting antibiotics with essential oils and natural medicinal properties of plants. The stimulated antibiotics are effective against multi-resistant bacteria, without causing side effects or contributing to the accumulation of resistance.
The professor holds a degree in electrophysiology and cardiovascular pharmacology, a PHD in molecular pharmacology and in microbiology from Paris-XI University, in France.
"The outstanding inventors nominated for the European Inventor Award allow us to honor the men and women whose ingenious work contributes to the competitiveness of the European economy and improves our daily lives", explained president of EPO, Benoit Battisteli.
The 12th Annual European Inventor Award will take place June 15 in Venice.
People may vote for their favorite researcher, scientist or engineer on the EPO's website (EPO.org)