Celebrating women in biochemistry in 2013

Throughout 2013 the Biochemical Society will running a series of initiatives and events celebrating the role of women in the molecular biosciences. In February 1913, the first female members joined the Society: Harriette Chick, Ida Smedley and Muriel Wheldale.

The year will be launched with a reception at the Royal Institution (London, UK) in February 2013. The event will showcase the Society’s broader women in science work and our events throughout 2013.

Highlight of the activities in 2013 include:

  • Newly launched Stay Connected Bursaries to support the attendance of members at Society conferences on a period of parental leave or who require the attendance of partner to provide childcare support.
  • Networking events at Biochemical Society conferences for female delegates.
  • A special series of HighSci lectures for schools, to be delivered by female biochemists.  Speakers confirmed so far include Frances Ashcroft (University of Oxford, UK) Cait MacPhee (University of Edinburgh, UK) and Sarah Rankin (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Continuing a research project started in 2011 that will focus on the history of women in biochemistry in the period after 1945.

For further information visit the Biochemical Society website. On Twitter follow #WiB2013 to keep up to date with all the latest news.

One thought on “Celebrating women in biochemistry in 2013

  1. That’s a great project and excitingly presented on web page! John L

    >________________________________ > From: Biochemical Society >To: john_laniado@yahoo.com >Sent: Tuesday, 9 October 2012, 10:43 >Subject: [New post] Celebrating women in biochemistry in 2013 > > WordPress.com >amybiochemsoc posted: “Throughout 2013 the Biochemical Society will running a series of initiatives and events celebrating the role of women in the molecular biosciences. In February 1913, the first female members joined the Society: Harriette Chick, Ida Smedley and Muriel Whel” >

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