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Rkia Lbouhmadi and Zoubida Hoummane win research grants from the Danone Morocco Institute

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The Danone Maroc Institute has just announced the two winners of the 2020 & 2021 research grants, on the sidelines of the 9th congress of the Moroccan Society of Pediatric Infectious Disease and Vaccinology (SOMIPEV), which was held recently in Marrakech.

At the beginning of 2021, the Danone Morocco Institute launched a call for applications for the award of two research grants for the benefit of doctors and researchers. The award-winning works were selected by the Institute’s scientific committee.

Worth 100,000 Dirhams each, the two scholarships aim to support and promote innovative research in the field of nutrition and eating practices among Moroccan children.

Rkia Lbouhmadi, of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Agadir, whose research area relates to “Medical biotechnology” was awarded for her project on “Production of oils rich in DHA and EPA from microalgae for enrich growth milk for infants”.

Zoubida Hoummane, from the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences Ben M’sik of Casablanca, Hassan II University, whose research area relates to “Socio-anthropology and communication” was awarded for her project on “The influence of social networks on the food socialization of children: What specific roles for young parents?”.

The Danone Morocco Institute aims to promote healthy and balanced eating practices by combining the efforts of doctors, scientists, and experts in the world of nutrition and food.