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Dr. Elisa Orth


In 2018, Dr. Elisa Orth was a recipient of the PhosAgro/UNESCO/IUPAC Green Chemistry for Life Research Award. Elisa’s goal is to prevent hunger and ensure safe food and sustainability through monitoring of pesticides globally.

Dr. Orth’s research into nanocatalysts, which act like an artificial enzyme, to minimize damage caused by pesticides in foods has also found its place in medicine. This technology helps remove the effects of diseases, such as Parkinson’s and cancer, to name a few.

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 their interest in chemistry. 
  • She believes that science should be shared with everyone.

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