LIFE SCIENCES 2012 AWARDS
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
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
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 the reasons for nomination of the Life Sciences 2012 Suffrage Science Awardees here.