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  1. Four AcademiaNet members among Royal Society Fellows and Foreign Members elected this year

    02.07.20 | The accolade has been called the scientist equivalent of the lifetime achievement Oscar.

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  2. “It’s a social norm that keeps girls out of science”

    25.06.20 | Only about one third of students in STEM subjects are female. We spoke with Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon who founded STEMettes to help young girls and women engage with STEM subjects. She is a strong supporter of young girls and women and a role model for many aspiring to have a career in science.

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  3. Tiina Sikanen granted the Academy of Finland Award for Scientific Courage

    18.06.20 | The pharmaceutical chemist was chosen for her multidisciplinary work on microchip biotechnology.

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  4. Women are simply less visible

    11.06.20 | Why are so few women awarded a Nobel Prize? The reasons are manifold and hinder female researchers at all stages of their careers. Countermeasures are only slowly taking effect.

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  5. Anja Groth awarded Queen Margrethe II’s Prize for Science

    04.06.20 | The professor of chromatin biology will receive 100,000 DKK (13,500 €) for her work on epigenetics.

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  6. Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati on the current pandemic: between religion, society, and visual media

    28.05.20 | Prof. Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati researches the interplay between religion, society and visual media, and we talked to her to find out how the global society is thinking about the pandemic.

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  7. Ottoline Leyser announced as new CEO at UK Research and Innovation

    26.05.20 | Eminent plant biologist and long-time science policy advisor will take over from Prof Sir Mark Walport.

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  8. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize awarded to Dagmar Schäfer

    21.05.20 | Historian of Chinese science and technology to receive Germany’s highest research accolade.

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  9. Eve's Achilles Heel

    14.05.20 | Researchers at our funding organisation Max Planck Society found out that for women, stress and competition is a bad combination.

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  10. Neuroscientist Erin Schuman granted 2020 Louis-Jeantet Prize

    07.05.20 | Prof Schuman received the prestigious prize for her work on the neurophysiology of memory.

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