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.
“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.
The Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Engineer and member of the House of Lords
Paula Caballero, Managing Director for Climate and Water, RARE
Dr Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi, Senior Director, Education Global Practice, World Bank Group
Professor Jane Francis, Director of the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
Professor Carlos Frenk, Ogden Professor of Fundamental Physics and founding Director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University
Dr Jonathan Hague, Vice President R&D Homecare Discover, Unilever
Dr. Celina Maria Turchi Martelli, researcher of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Institute Aggeu Magalhães, FIOCRUZ-Pernambuco, Brazil
Kathy Peach, Interim Head of Nesta’s Centre for Collective Intelligence Design
Dr. Fabiola León-Velarde, president of the National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC), Peru