Portuguese President Honours Prof. Tulio de Oliveira with Order of Merit Medal for Outstanding Scientific Contributions

In a momentous ceremony Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa presented Prof Tulio de Oliveira with the distinguished Order of Merit Medal.

President of Portugal Sr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa claps for Prof. Tulio de Oliveira award of the Order of the Merit (OM) Medal.

In a momentous ceremony held on the evening of June 5th, 2023, aboard a Portuguese Navy Ship docked in South Africa, Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa presented Prof Tulio de Oliveira with the distinguished Order of Merit Medal, recognizing his extraordinary contributions to the realm of science and research. The award ceremony marked a significant occasion as Prof de Oliveira's exceptional work continues to garner international acclaim and admiration.

The Order of Merit Medal, one of Portugal's highest honours, is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in their respective fields and have made significant contributions to the betterment of society. Prof Tulio de Oliveira, acclaimed for his pioneering work in scientific research, was deemed an eminently worthy recipient of this prestigious accolade.

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa lauded Prof de Oliveira's unwavering commitment to knowledge and his pivotal role in advancing critical research, which has had a positive impact on countless lives worldwide. The President commended Prof de Oliveira's determination to combat infectious diseases and his invaluable contributions to both South Africa and the international scientific community.

This prestigious award adds to Prof Tulio de Oliveira's illustrious list of accolades, testament to his status as a trailblazer in the field of scientific research. His groundbreaking contributions continue to pave the way for innovative discoveries that hold the potential to transform the world.

News date: 2023-08-05



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