Both of Elisa’s parents were scientists but she found inspiration in the work of Jane Goodall.
Dr. Elisa Orth research into nanocatalysts, which act like an artificial enzyme, to minimize damage caused by pesticides in foods has also found it’s place in medicine. This technology helps remove the effects of diseases such as Parkinson’s and cancer to name a few.
In 2018 she was a recipient of thePhosAgro/UNESCO/IUPAC Green Chemistry for Life Research Award. Elisa’s goal is to prevent hunger, ensure safe food and sustainability through monitoring of pesticides globally.
3 Things We Love About Elisa:
- She wants to inspire girls into STEM researching careers.
- In Brazil, she has a project that is aimed at high school students to encourage an interest in chemistry.
- Believes that science should be shared with everyone.