Elsevier Announces the Winners of the Algerian Senior and Early Career Researcher Awards in Chemistry

    Elsevier Announces the Winners of the Algerian Senior and Early Career
                        Researcher Awards in Chemistry

  PR Newswire

  AMSTERDAM, November 15, 2012

AMSTERDAM, November 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical
information products and services, announces the winners of the Algerian
Senior and Early Career Researcher Awards in Chemistry. The award ceremony was
held on November 8 at the Sofitel in Algiers, Algeria. 

The awards, sponsored by Reaxys ®, are designed to highlight and reward two
generations of chemists in Algeria. The criteria used to assess candidates
included: recent publication history, publications in impactful journals,
citations, and H-index. Award winners were selected by members of the General
Directorate for Scientific Research and Technological Development from the
Algerian Ministry of Higher Education & Research.

The Algerian Senior Researcher Award in Chemistry was awarded to Prof. Zahia
Kabouche from the Université Mentouri Constantine. Prof. Kabouche has
published extensively in the field of natural products chemistry. Her career
began in 1987 at the University of Constantine. She is currently professor of
Organic Chemistry and director of the Therapeutic Substances Laboratory at the
Université Mentouri Constantine. Prof. Zahia was presented with a trophy and
one of Elsevier's major reference-works.

The Algerian Early Career Researcher Award was awarded to Mr. Dr. Khaldoun
Bachari from the Centre de Recherche Scientifique et Technique en Analyses
Physico-chimiques CRAPC. Dr. Bachari's research is in the field of mesoporous
materials. His career began in 2000 at the Université of Sciences and
Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB). He is currently a research director and
the President of the scientific board of the Centre de Recherche Scientifique
et Technique en Analyses Physico-chimiques CRAPC.In recognition of his award,
Dr. Khaldoun Bachari will be provided with funding to enable his attendance at
a leading European chemistry conference in 2013.

"In science it is a sacred duty for us to discover the truth and it is a
researcher's duty to protect science," said Professor Hafid Aourag, Director
General of Scientific Research of the Ministry of Higher Education, Algeria in
his congratulatory speech at the award ceremony. "I am very pleased we are
meeting tonight to honour two of our nation's most distinguished researchers."

"For Reaxys, our goal is to enable researchers to do what they do best: make
new discoveries", said Dr. David Evans, Scientific Affairs Director, Reed
Elsevier Properties SA. "To help them do this, we strive to deliver the right
information to them at the right time in the right context. Initiatives like
these awards help motivate the scientific community to drive new discovery and
ultimately bring exciting results and innovations."

About the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education & Research The Ministry
ofHigher Education andScientific Researchis the departmentresponsible for
the development and theprogressof the academic sectorand scientific
researchin Algeria. To achieve these objectives, the ministry has created
twoinstitutions: The Research CentreonScientific and Technical Information
(CERIST) was founded in 1985 with the primary objective to implement programs
of scientific research and technological development in the field of
information science and technology. TheGeneral Directorate for Scientific
Research and Technological Development(DG-RSDT) came into being in September
2009, and was set up by law # 08-05 of February 23, 2008, which definesthe
five-year scientific national research plan (2008-2012), expectedto move the
Algerian research system to excellency for a sustainable development.By this
law, the DG-RSDT is theprincipal enablerof national scientific research and
development.

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