Students Awarded for Distinction in Biological and Bioagricultural Sciences

Chemistry and biology students Dareen Ewis and Fida’ Abed won the Zuhair Hijjawi Award for Scientific Research for the research “carbon dioxide in carbonated beverages induces ghrelin release and increased food consumption in male rats: implications on the initiation of obesity”, supervised by the Chair of the Department of Biology and biochemistry Johnny  Stiban .

Stiban said that this research was accomplished successfully after two years of hard work. “The students’ dedication to learning and education didn’t stop here.  Dareen and Fidaa are now master graduates in Public  Health from the University of Barcelona.”

The research is currently being evaluated to be published in an international scientific journal.