BioMed Central's Open Access Advocate of the Year

Published: 
18 May 2012

Helena Asamoah-Hassan, EIFL General Assembly - Lund, Sweden 2010Helena Asamoah-Hassan, EIFL Country Coordinator for Ghana, has been announced as Biomed Central's Open Access Advocate of the Year.

Open access publisher BioMed Central revealed the winners of their 6th Annual Research Awards on 17 May 2012 at Emirates Stadium, London, UK. More than 100 guests attended the ceremony including leading researchers, shortlisted authors and science journalists from around the world.

The winners were selected by internationally renowned judges from over 230 BioMed Central journals.

Helena was named Open Access Advocate of the Year due to her work in creating the Open Access mandate at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), ensuring that KNUST became BioMed Central's first Southern Foundation Member and has provided great support to BioMed Central's Open Access Africa Event including acting as host for the conference in 2011.

Read more about the event and other winners.

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