Championing the contributions of women in biotechnology
Recording the history of an undervalued resource
Women in biotechnology A Project of B | KBFUS Funds
Women have been at the cutting edge of biotechnology breakthroughs in medicine. Yet their stories remain largely untold. We aim to change this by creating a digital exhibition championing the achievements of women in the field.
Nearly half of all life science graduate students today in the US and Europe are women. Despite this, few women gain leadership positions in biotechnology. Many factors are at play here, but one factor could be the accounts told of the rise of biotechnology which traditionally ignore the pioneering work of women in its development.
Your contribution to Biotechnology and Medicine Education Trust (UK) will help fund the development of the first in-depth history of women in biotechnology, thereby opening up to the world the invaluable contributions women have made to the sector and inspire new generations of female scientists just staring on their careers.
The exhibition is to be launched in November 2017 in time to commemorate the 150th birthday of Marie Curie, the first person and only woman to receive the Nobel Prize twice. It will be hosted on WhatIsBiotechnology.org, a non-profit website that attracts visitors from all around the world, including school children, scientists, industry experts and policy-makers. Launched in 2013, the website gets just over a million page viewings a year.
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