Life Sciences

Prof Kia Nobre, University of Oxford

Dr Lori Passmore, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Dr Déborah Bourc’his, Institut Curie, Paris

Dr Uraina Clark, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York

Dr Airlie McCoy, University of Cambridge

Dr Michelle James, Stanford University, USA

Prof Marja Jäätelä, Danish Cancer Society Research Centre

Prof Corinne Houart, King's College London

Dr Sally John, Biogen, Boston

Prof Catherina Becker, University of Edinburgh


Dr Pippa Goldschmidt, University of Edinburgh

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Awards Announcement

Women make up less than one-eighth of science academy membership globally, according to a survey reported in the science journal Nature last week. “It’s frustrating that the pace of change is so slow” says Helen Pankhurst, great-grandaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst. A unique awards ceremony to raise the number of women in senior leadership roles in science will take place today (Tuesday 8th March), International Women’s Day... Read More

Ceremony Brochure

Find the ceremony brochure here.


The latest Suffrage Science artwork is complete, with a strong theme around ribbons, DNA and making connections... Read More

Ceremony News Article

It was one of the most striking moments of the evening, and it came in the acceptance speech of Dr Sally John, a Suffrage Science awardee and vice president of computational biology and genomics at biotech company Biogen. Dr John told guests how colleagues reacted when she told them she was leaving academia for industry... Read More

Nomination and Acceptance Speeches

Read the reasons for nomination of the Life Sciences 2016 Suffrage Science Awardees here.

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