Learn more about all the winners from each year of the awards since their inauguration. Every awards season there are 10 awardees from research backgrounds and 1 awardee for communication.

The beauty of the Suffrage Science award scheme is that each recipient nominates who they want to pass their heirloom onto to create a network of inspiring and supportive women. You can see the lineage of each Life Sciences heirloom in each column below.

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Prof Mikala Egeblad

Mikala and colleagues study cancer and, in particular, the microenvironment in which the cancer cells arise and live. 'Mikala is admired for her extraordinary courage to keep posing scientific questions of her deepest interest, even when they require the most challenging, time-consuming and costly of methods'.