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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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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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