2018 Newton Prize winners
Read about the winners of the 2018 Newton Prize in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Thailand below.
2018 Chair & Committee
The Newton Prize Committee reviewed all of the short-listed applications, along with feedback from the expert peer reviewers, and identified the winners using a consistent scoring system.
The 2018 Newton Prize eligible countries are: Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.
Professor Sir Venki Ramakrishnan
“One of the aims of the Newton Prize is to highlight the lasting partnerships developed between UK researchers and their colleagues in Newton Fund partner countries to solve global challenges.”
“Latin America has a wealth of excellent researchers working in collaboration with the UK to tackle issues as diverse as post conflict studies, biodiversity, health and earth observation through the Newton Fund partnerships in the region. As Chair of the Newton Prize Committee, I look forward to finding out more about these collaborative endeavours.”
Venki Ramakrishnan is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He received the Louis-Jeantet prize for medicine in 2007 and shared the Nobel prize for chemistry in 2009. In 2015, he was elected President of the Royal Society for a 5-year term.
Dr Fabiola Leon-Velarde ServettoFabiola Leon-Velarde Servetto is a Peruvian physiologist who has devoted her research to the biology and physiology of high altitude adaptation. She obtained a BSc. in Biology (1979), an MSc (1981)... Read more
Kathy PeachKathy Peach is the Interim Head of Nesta’s Centre for Collective Intelligence Design – exploring how human and machine intelligence can be combined to develop innovative solutions to social... Read more
Dr. Celina Maria Turchi MartelliDr. Celina Maria Turchi Martelli is a researcher of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the Institute Aggeu Magalhães, FIOCRUZ-Pernambuco, Brazil. Dr. Martelli´s research focuses on infectious... Read more
Dr Jonathan HagueJonathan Hague has long experience of delivering innovation across Unilever’s categories, working in all aspects of R&D leadership. He became Vice President Global R&D for Homecare... Read more
Professor Carlos FrenkCarlos Frenk is the Ogden Professor of Fundamental Physics and founding Director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology of Durham University. He is one of the originators of the “Cold... Read more
Professor Jane FrancisJane Francis is Director of the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge. A geologist by training from the University of Southampton (B.Sc and PhD), she was a NERC Postdoctoral Fellow in London,... Read more
Jaime Saavedra ChanduviDr. Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi leads the Education Global Practice at the World Bank Group. He rejoined the World Bank Group from the Government of Peru, where he served as Minister of Education from... Read more
Paula CaballeroPrior to joining RARE as Managing Director for Climate and Water, Paula Caballero was Global Director of the Climate Program of the World Resources Institute where she led the launch of the NDC... Read more
Baroness Brown of CambridgeBaroness Brown is an engineer. An academic career at Cambridge University led to senior business and engineering roles at Rolls-Royce plc. Returning to academia as Principal of Engineering at... Read more
Newton Prize 2018 Booklet
Find out more about the full shortlist in the Newton Prize 2018 booklet.
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