L'Oréal-UNESCO Host 14th Annual L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards

The 14th Annual L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards took place on March 29, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The L’Oreal-UNESCO partnership recognized five exceptional women in science who serve as role models for the next generation of female scientists. Professor Bonnie Bassler, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Principal Investigator for the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University, was awarded the honor of 2012 Laureate for North America. Bassler was selected for her work in understanding chemical communication between bacteria and opening up new doors for treating infections. "The L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards is wonderful for me personally, and it celebrates the good work of the young women and men in my lab who made all the discoveries for which I am being honored,” says Bassler. In addition to Bassler, four other laureates were recognized for their scientific achievements. Each laureate received $100,000 for their extraordinary work. Meet all of the 2012 Laureates on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFbfatJQU24.