I Am from Iran: Farnoosh Faridbod

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Persia has been a cradle of science throughout history, contributing to medicine, mathematics, science, and philosophy. Reviving the golden time of Persian science, Iran's scientists now are making groundbreaking progress. Iran has made considerable advances in science and technology in almost all aspects of research during the past 30 years, through education and training. Since the Islamic Revolution, Iran’s university population has swelled from 100,000 in 1979 to 2 million in 2006. And 70% of its science and engineering students are women. Iran's scientific progress is reported to be the fastest in the world. And on its path to progress the country has made great strides in different sectors, including aerospace, nuclear science, medical development, as well as stem cell and cloning research. Among this new generation of young Iranian scientists the faces of many women can be seen. Farnoush Faridbod, a professor of electrochemistry in the University of Tehran is one of them. She has published more than 100 research articles in her field of study and is a highly cited researcher. Faridbod’s research has culminated in developing devices with clinical applications especially for diabetic patients. And she is considered the youngest and first woman in Iran to be among the world’s most influential scientists. This documentary introduces Farnoush Faridbod, the scientist and the woman.

   

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