20th Tore Godal Prize Awards

On colorful Thursday evening,  June 9, at the residence of the Royal Norwegian embassy, three top researchers received the illustrious Tore Godal Award for their cutting edge research.

From the trio that received the award: Betelhem Sirak Tatek, received this award for her thesis entitled “Antiprotozoal Activity of Extracts and a Major Compound from the Leaves of Ranunculus multifidus Forrsk.”

In Ethiopia fresh leaves of Ranunculus multifidus Forsk are traditionally used for the treatment of various ailments including leishmaniasis and eradication of intestinal worms. Thus Betelhem’s research findings served as an additional reference in natural product research and contributes to future researches on drug discovery based on traditional medicine.

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