Life Sciences

Dr Emily Holmes, University of Oxford

Dr Tracey Barrett, Birkbeck College

Dr Nicole Soranzo, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Dr Bianca Acevedo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Prof Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, Institut Pasteur

Dr Elizabeth Murchison, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Prof Edith Heard, Institut Curie, Paris

Prof Marysia Placzek, University of Sheffield

Dr Sarah Teichmann, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Prof Christiana Ruhrberg, UCL


Georgina Ferry, Science Writer

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Awards Announcement

Last year, eleven leading women life scientists and communicators were awarded a jewellery heirloom by the Medical Research Council as part of their Suffrage Science project, commemorating 100 years of women pioneers in life science. In receiving the heirloom, they understood that they had to pass it on to a younger woman in science, within a year, in a bid to encourage them to make their way to the top... Read More

Ceremony Brochure

Find the ceremony brochure here.


Ceremony News Article

Women are no longer expected to abandon their careers to have a family. Society demands a level playing field for men and women, and yet there are still very few women in positions of scientific leadership. To this day, only one British woman – Dorothy Hodgkin – has won a Nobel Prize for science. The MRC Clinical Sciences Centre’s Suffrage Science scheme champions women in science, encouraging women to strive for leading roles in today’s scientific arena... Read More

Nomination Speeches

Read the reasons for nomination of the Life Sciences 2012 Suffrage Science Awardees here.

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