Dr Tahereh Nematiaram, reached the finals of the highly competitive L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Rising Talents awards programme.
L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Rising Talent fellowships recognise exceptional early careers women scientists in the UK and Ireland, providing grants to support the recipients in pursuing their research.
Five grants are awarded to outstanding women postdoctoral scientists in the fields of Physical Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Computing, Life Science, and Sustainable Development.
Dr Nematiaram was one of only two candidates shortlisted for the Physical Sciences category and attended a ceremony at the House of Commons where she came away with the Highly Commended Award.
Her work was critical for the foundation of the Diadem project. She was the first to demonstrate the ability to perform high-throughput virtual screening combining chemical database and advanced physical models.