Greek Australian researcher and immunologist, Professor Vasso Apostolopoulos, received the prestigious ‘Greek Women of the World’ award on Wednesday night.
The award is organised by the Hellenic National Committee for UNESCO and the Region of Western Greece under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Hellenism Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It is a recognition of Greek women from all over the world who leave a strong mark in Greece and abroad.
Professor Apostolopoulos was one of six women of the Greek diaspora awarded during a ceremony at the Archaeological Museum of Patras in Greece on Wednesday.
Others recognised included Ioanna Zaharaki from Germany, Stella Kokoli from the United States, Ekaterini Sofianou-Belefanti from Egypt and Romania, Christina Tsardikou from Argentina, and Marina Tsihlaki from Mozambique.
The Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Andreas Katsaniotis, and Secretary General for Greeks Abroad, John Chrysoulakis, were present at the award ceremony and praised the women for their significant contributions to their respective countries.
Professor Apostolopoulos, who attended the event virtually, later thanked everyone for their support on Facebook.
“What an amazing honour and recognition by Greece for Greek women of the diaspora,” she wrote.