Two women scientists awarded with fellowships from L'Oréal Singapore

Associate Professor Ho Ghim Wei received the award for her work on nanostructured materials. -- PHOTO: L'OREAL SINGAPORE
Associate Professor Ho Ghim Wei received the award for her work on nanostructured materials. -- PHOTO: L'OREAL SINGAPORE
Dr Guo Huili, an A*Star junior investigator recognised for her research on cellular translation. -- PHOTO: L'OREAL SINGAPORE
Dr Guo Huili, an A*Star junior investigator recognised for her research on cellular translation. -- PHOTO: L'OREAL SINGAPORE
A*Star junior investigator Guo Huili (left) and NUS engineering professor Ho Ghim Wei were awarded fellowships under beauty brand L'Oreal Singapore's "For Women in Science National Fellowship" programme. -- PHOTOS: L'OREAL SINGAPORE 
A*Star junior investigator Guo Huili (left) and NUS engineering professor Ho Ghim Wei were awarded fellowships under beauty brand L'Oreal Singapore's "For Women in Science National Fellowship" programme. -- PHOTOS: L'OREAL SINGAPORE 

SINGAPORE - L'Oreal Singapore has awarded two women scientists with fellowships under the beauty brand's "For Women in Science National Fellowship" programme.

The programme, organised with the support of the Singapore National Commission for Unesco and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), recognises talented women researchers.

This year's fellowships were awarded to A*Star junior investigator Guo Huili and National University of Singapore engineering professor Ho Ghim Wei, who were chosen from about 50 applications.

Dr Guo, 31, was recognised for her research on cellular translation while Prof Ho, 39, received the award for her work on nanostructured materials.

As part of the endowment, each fellow receives a grant of $30,000. In the last six years, 14 women have been awarded with the fellowship.

Said Mr Christopher Neo, Managing Director of L'Oreal Singapore: "We want to give science back its image of an attractive and fascinating discipline, especially for young women."