UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Celebrating our women researchers and students in SBS who are pursuing careers and leading innovation across the biomedical sciences - and beyond.
“Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in ICT (3 per cent), natural science, mathematics and statistics (5 per cent) and in engineering, manufacturing and construction (8 per cent). Long-standing biases and gender stereotypes are steering girls and women away from science related fields,” the United Nations says.
The UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February is a call to action, focussing on full and equal access and participation in science, achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Here are a few of the School of Biomedical Sciences' inspiring women researchers and students.
Watch Professor Fabienne Mackay, Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences, discuss the experiences and career outcomes of our students, as well as her ground-breaking lupus research.
Professor Megan Munsie joined international experts voicing their concerns about the marketing of unproven stem cell therapies to vulnerable patients on BBC Radio 4's Stem Cell Hard Sell investigation.
A/Prof Laura Mackay, Dept of Microbiology and Immunology, SBS, named Life Scientist of the Year.
World authority on pre-clinical studies of diabetic retinopathy named new Head of Anatomy and Neuroscience.
Dr Jaime Foong, a Senior Research Fellow in the Dept of Physiology, secured the Fellowship in October.
Professor Katherine Kedzierska from the Dept of Microbiology and Immunology is part of a global research project which has received US$34.3 million to study children’s immune responses to influenza.
Dr Schneider-Futschik, of the Dept of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, was interviewed by Nine News to discuss a new study linking prescription antacids with an increased risk of developing allergies.
Professor Erica Fletcher, of the Dept of Anatomy and Neuroscience, is the second woman to receive the prestigious award in its 41-year history.
The malaria researcher in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology has been recognised for dedication to improving global health.
Year 10 and 11 students from around Victoria have been given a taste of what the biomedical sciences and a Bachelor of Biomedicine have to offer.
School of Biomedical Sciences alumna, Dr Sakshi Singh, was crowned the 2018 Miss India Australia winner and first runner up in the 27th Miss India Worldwide grand finals.
Local media and east coast residents welcome Qiannan Huang after she completes her Bachelor of Biomedicine and Doctor of Dental Surgery at Melbourne.
Nadia Rajab, a PhD student at the Centre for Stem Cell Systems, was recently invited to submit images of her work for its inclusion in the “Pretty Little Things” artwork project by The Cutaway.
Studying the Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne has made Georgia even more passionate about health science.
Originally from Wellington in New Zealand, Georgia moved to Melbourne to study the Bachelor of Biomedicine.