10! 21st Century Women Scientists For World Science Day



Lü Zhi

Professor Lü Zhi is a conservation biologist who specializes in the conservation of endangered animals.  The animals she tries to help protect include giant pandas, snow leopards, and the Tibetan brown bear.  In 1999, she was featured in Time Magazine.  (Source)

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Osnat Penn 

Osnat Penn is a computational biologist.  She has been responsible for computer programs that aid in biological research.  She has also done much research on autism, and won the UNESCO-L’Oréal fellowship, in 2013 for her work.  (Source)

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Iime Schlichting 

Iime Schlichting is a biophysicist.   She has won a couple of awards for her work.  Namely, she’s won the Ernst Schering Prize in 1993, and she won the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2000.  She is known for studying the structure and operation of biomolecules.  (Source)


Manju Ray

Manju Ray in an influential woman in the field of cancer research.  She has published 76 papers in international journals.  She has won several awards, such as the Young Scientist Medal, and the Dr I.C. Chopra Memorial Award.  (Source)


Anousheh Ansari 

Anousheh Ansari previously worked as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies Inc.  She received her Bachelor of Science Degree at George Mason University, and later completed her masters at George Washington University.  She later participated in some spaceflight, and became the first person to publish a weblog from space.  (Source)


Francisca Okeke

Francisca Okeke is a Professor of Physics in Nigeria, and is also an Educational administrator.  Okeke is best known for her research on solar activity in the ionosphere.  Her research has helped others better understand climate change, and the effect it has on our environment.  (Source)


Dina Katabi 

Dina Katabi specializes in computer science and electrical engineering.  She has won several awards for her work, including the Grace Murray Hopper Award.  She was also recognized for her work on X-Ray vision, being chosen as one of the ways “MIT has transformed computer science”.  (Source)


Fatima Ferreria 

Fatima Ferreria is a molecular biologist who is currently working as the Vice-Rector for Research at the University of Salzburg.  Her main focus of study is on allergens from birch trees, mugwort trees, and ragweed pollen.  (Source)


Lisa Ng

Lisa Ng is a biochemist who is now working for the Singapore Immunology Network (or SIgN).  In 2005, she was named “Most Inspiring Woman” for her work on researching the viral disease SARS.  She’s won many other awards since.  (Source)


Idah Sithole-Niang 

Idah Sithole-Niang is a biochemist best known for her work on viruses that attack food crops.  Namely, the viruses that attack the plant, cowpea, a major food crop of the African country, Zimbabwe.  She is in favor of GMO, believing that they are beneficial for preserving crops, especially in developing nations.  (Source)


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